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VIRTUAL - Garbology Activity – Presidio of San Francisco

October 24, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am EDT

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This activity will guide participants in a study of their own environment and lives as a chance to practice archaeology. Participants will choose several items that they intend to throw in the garbage. They will study this future garbage as “artifacts”. By practicing garbology, participants will learn how to sort material types, deduce what will make it into the historical record, and ask themselves what future archaeologists will infer about their lives. Each attendee will be emailed an archaeological field form to guide them through the process. Presidio archaeologists will host a demonstration via livestream providing time for participants to share their observations at the end of the activity.

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October 24, 2020
10:30 am - 11:30 am EDT
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