Pickawillany Lab with Urbana University

On Thursday November 30, 2006, Dr. Julianne Phillips’ history class from Urbana University came to the Archaeology Collection Facility in Columbus. This same class had visited Pickawillany during the fieldwork portion to get learn about the site and get a sense of the scope of the project. The purpose of the lab visit was to give the students an idea of what happens to the artifacts once they come to the facility.

They were given a tour of the lab and storage areas, learned about post excavation tasks such as weighing, measuring, cataloging, research material storage and map creation. They also got hands on experience and assisted staff in washing the material recovered from Pickawillany this year.

In picture one Bill Pickard is explaining proper washing techniques and picture two shows students “in action”.

Thanks for your help!

This entry was posted in collections. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s