Parents Night and the Final Day at Arcadia

Last day of Anthropology is Elementary 2015 We did not have an official lesson for the last day. Instead, we had an overview of the semester and discussed key aspects of anthropology learned. Click to see details Click to see details Click to see details Click to see details Click to see details Click to … Continue reading “Parents Night and the Final Day at Arcadia”

Anthropology and Museums – TMSE

By Megan Crawford This week at Tuscaloosa Magnet School Elementary, I taught the kids a lesson on museums. My main goal was to emphasize the role that museums play in relation to anthropology, particularly, the preservation of artifacts and their ability to be displayed for public consumption. We began with a brief review of last … Continue reading “Anthropology and Museums – TMSE”

Archaeology of West Africa – TMSE

By Rob Barlow For the third week of the Anthropology Outreach Program at TMSE, Annakate and I taught a class on the archaeology of West Africa. Archaeology is a passion for both of us and we were eager to instruct on a topic we care so much about. Our shared goal was to make sure … Continue reading “Archaeology of West Africa – TMSE”

Archaeology at Arcadia

Week 3: Archaeology Lecture Archaeology is the branch of anthropology that studies humans who lived in the past through their material remains. They dig for human bones and material culture. (Students were very disappointed to find out archaeologists do NOT dig for dinosaurs.) Artifacts are anything made or changed by humans. By studying artifacts, we can reconstruct … Continue reading “Archaeology at Arcadia”

Garbology and Archaeology

Week 3: Introduction to Archaeology Activity: Garbology Discussion: Introduction to Archaeology Review Cultural anthropology- study of modern humans Archaeology Archaeology: the branch of anthropology that studies humans who lived in the past through their material remains. how we learn about the past prehistory/history Artifact: any item that was made by a human What do archaeologists … Continue reading “Garbology and Archaeology”

Week 3: Archaeology and Garbology

After a brief hiatus, the TMSE blog is finally being updated!   For this week’s lesson, our students learned about another branch of anthropology – archaeology.  Archaeology is the branch of anthropology that focuses on studying people in the past. However, since archaeologists cannot follow the lead of ethnographers and ask ancient peoples about their … Continue reading “Week 3: Archaeology and Garbology”

Museum Anthropology

As we told the kids today, anthropology is like a great pair of glasses for seeing things about the world that are otherwise fuzzy. Today our intrepid anthropologists climbed out of their midden piles (that’s trash heap for you folks in the audience) to help clarify what they’re doing there in the first place. They … Continue reading “Museum Anthropology”

Beginnings

Hello all. This blog is intended to provide information about the University of Alabama Outreach Anthropology session at Tuscaloosa Magnet School Elementary.  So far, we have had two sessions, both exciting, and both interesting.  For the first class, we talked about what is anthropology (the study of humans), what kind of things anthropologists do, and talked … Continue reading “Beginnings”