Archaeological Site Reports and Classroom Archaeology: Some Questions and Suggestions for Teachers

Alan D. Leveillee, Rhode Island College


The purpose of this thesis is twofold. It is an attempt to introduce the reader, through example, to ongoing archaeological research being conducted in southern New England. Secondly, it is meant to serve as a tool for teachers who wish to introduce students to archaeological concepts and exercise. The main body of the thesis consists of chapters which provide a historical context for current archaeological research and chapters which discuss the actual investigations of a prehistoric site area in Norwood, Massachusetts. Chapter IX, the concluding section, is a guide for the generalization and application of the archaeological data into the classroom setting. Chapter IX outlines the key elements of previous chapters and suggests questions, materials and activities which can be employed to provide classroom archaeological experiences.