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Whether you'd like to encourage a child's interest in archeology, or want to use archeology as a teaching tool, these For Kids pages can get you started. Some of the activities are potentially messy, but you'll have fun, too.

Encouraging stewardship for archeological heritage is a powerful way adults can help kids become responsible citizens. Sites and artifacts are easily damaged through careless digging and removal of materials. An ethic for stewardship guides kids to consider how their actions affect other people. Please remind kids that disturbing archeological places affects everyone.

Help on stewardship development:

Help on working with kids and archeology:


Content: Teresa S. Moyer
Layout and Design: Matt Burns, Teresa S. Moyer
Editing: Barbara J. Little, S. Terry Childs, Matt Burns
Site Management: Barbara J. Little
Images: National Park Service: Harpers Ferry Center, Fort Vancouver NHS, Petrified Forest NM, Historic American Buildings Survey, Midwest Archeological Center, Southeast Archeological Center, Museum Resource Center, and the Archeology Program; Library of Congress; Community Archaeology Program, Binghamton University; New Philadelphia; Massachusetts Historical Commission; Office of Historic Alexandria, Virginia. Special thanks to Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum for access. Images of children used by consent.

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