Archaeology Project - Mrs. Jungclaus`s Class

Comic Life/iMovie Archaeology
In a group of 3-5 people, you will be creating a Comic
Life comic strip or an iMovie slideshow showing the 8
steps involved in conducting an archaeological dig.
Each panel or slide should include:
 The step number and a short phrase describing the
 A photo of your group demonstrating what is
involved in the step
 Dialogue/thinking bubbles/narration to further
explain what is happening.
 A title for your comic strip eg. Steps to
Archaeology, Conducting a Dig…
Before you begin using the laptops/iPads for your
assignment, your group must complete a planning page
On the planning page you must indicate the
title of your project, sketch out and label each of
your eight steps, and plan any props that you will need
to complete your assignment. Your planning page is due:
Monday, September 30th.
Your group will be marked on how accurately and
creatively you demonstrate what you
the archaeological process.
have learned about
Each square is out of 2 marks: one mark for the
accurate description and the other for a accurate
portrayal of what is involved in the step.
Your group will also receive a mark out of 4 for
overall creativity and a mark out of 4 for
neatness/spelling and a moark out of 10 for the
thoroughness of your Planning Page.
Attach the rubric
found on the following page to your planning page when
you hand it in.
You will have two class periods (Sept. 30th & October
2nd) to complete your project.
Due Date: Monday, October 7th
Fill in all group member names on the rubric below and
attach it to the back of your Planning Page before
handing it in.
It will be used to mark your final
Group Members:
Step 1
Step 2
Step 3
Step 4
Step 5
Step 6
Step 7
Step 8
Planning Page
8 Steps in an Archaeological Dig
- use this page to add details/notes from
class discussion
1.Determine where to dig.
2. Carefully map out the area.
3. Form a grid by dividing the surface into
squares and labelling the coordinates.
4. Begin digging with a large tool.
Switch to a
finer tool when they come to what is believed to
be an artifact/relic.
Sift the loosened soil through a mesh sieve
so that tiny objects are not overlooked.
Label and record all objects found.
Mark the exact location of all objects on a
grid map.
Take the finds back to the laboratory for
further examination.