Topic ID #26425 - posted 1/22/2013 7:55 AM

College Students in DC Area can volunteer for Archaeological Landscape Photography of DC Project



ACJONES

This project will show how humans have shaped the landscape through the development of cultural and social practices and how, in turn, those people were influenced, motivated, or constrained by their natural environment.

 

In order to gain a better understanding of Washington, DC's rich history, students will seek out various buildings/locations/landscapes in DC and MD that have been archaeological sites or are currently being studied by archaeologists and capture them through photography.  These photographs will become the core focus of exhibit panel(s) that will use the archaeological research, history, and even the oral history of descendants, to connect the specific site to the larger landscape of Washington, DC.  It doesn't have to be the whole city it can be a neighborhood, a district, even a street, that was chosen by the students as significant.

 

LEARN landscape archaeology

GAIN a better understanding of Washington, DC's rich history……

 

WHAT?

The archaeology students will seek out various buildings/locations/landscapes in DC and MD that have been archaeological sites or are currently being studied by archaeologists.  They will be paired with a high school student who will be tasked with the job of capturing the site via photography. The archaeology students will conduct all the background research on the site in order to write a brief history of the site, which will be featured in the exhibit. These photographs and information panels are the core focus of exhibit that will be used to connect the specific site to the larger landscape of Washington, DC. 

 

Who is AITC?

Archaeology in the Community (AITC) is an educational organization dedicated to fostering a greater connection between the public and the field of archaeology.  Our educational and outreach endeavors make archaeology accessible to youth, schools/colleges, community members and community organizations through creative programs and community projects.

 

How to Participate?

If you are interested in participating please email a letter of interest and a resume to Dr. Jones by March 1st, 2013. 

 

Email: ajones@archaeologyincommunity.com






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