This Making a Field Journal activity also includes:
Trowels and brushes are certainly important tools for an archaeologist working on a dig. Perhaps more important, however, is the archaeologist's field journal. Christina Elson, an archaeologist working with the American Museum of Natural History, explains why field journals are so essential and shares a copy of one of her journals as an example of the kinds of information that journals record.
- If it is not possible to trade an artifact with a class mate, have students ask a parent to a sibling to provide them with one to use for their field journal
- Requires a computer with internet access and a printer to make copies of the pages
- Includes detailed directions for making a field journal
- Links are provided to related resources
- The resource is easy to navigate