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Well excavated square on the SIL 182 site showing
pieces of pottery jar remaining in its original depression
that held it upright.
 
To provide additional illustrations for the article by the creator of this web site, Paul C. Thistle, "Archaeology Excavation Simulation: Correcting the Emphasis" in the summer 2012 Journal of Museum Education 37 (2): 65-76, this web site examines archaeological excavation techniques on a specific prehistoric boreal forest site used as the basis for the design of a museum archaeological excavation simulation school programme that is significantly more realistic than the usual 'sandbox approach.' It places the emphasis directly on the skills archaeologists apply in the field and in the laboratory rather than on unrealistic trowelling in loose sand.

See article by Paul C. Thistle. 2012. "Archaeology Excavation Simulation: Correcting the Emphasis." Professionalizing Practice. A Critical Look at Recent Practice in Museum Education Thematic Issue: Journal of Museum Education 37 (2): 65-76 see excerpt . Also see 5-minute 2011 Ontario Museum Association Ignite! presentation on this simulation programme & the PowerPoint slides of this presentation.
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