How would you like to do archaeology-on TV-all while inspiring future generations of archaeologists? Come on, admit it, it would be pretty cool, wouldn’t it?
Dr. Alexandra Jones has been doing just that, working for the PBS show Time Team America as the Archaeology Field School Director, where she directed field schools for junior high and high school students this year.
But that’s not her only experience working with students-she is also the founder of Archaeology in the Community, or AITC, which she started in 2006 in order to open up archaeology to urban youth. She saw a need for students to understand their local archaeology (in the Washington, DC area) and discover its connection to their communities’ history. As part of this program, she develops courses set outside the classroom so that students can actually participate in the archaeology, empowering them.
You can find out more about AITC here.
Written by Leah Weissburg
Edited and posted by Suzie