dig™: Dig: World History and Archeology magazine for kids


Georgia Archaeology Month is in May. It is sponsored by the Society for Georgia Archaeology (SGA). Statewide events and materials for the public and educators are posted online. For more information, visit http://thesga.org/category/archaeology-month/.

Andersonville National Historic Site, also known as Camp Sumter, is a museum and memorial dedicated to all American prisoners of war. This 515-acre park consists of the historic prison site, Andersonville National Cemetery, and National Prisoner of War Museum. Children ages 6 to 12 can become Junior Rangers. The site also offers school field trips and curriculum materials for educators. For more information, visit http://www.nps.gov/ande/.

The Coosawattee Foundation currently offers two archaeology education programs to schools: Introduction to Northwest Georgia Archaeology and a One-Day Field Experience in Archaeology. In addition to these specific programs, CFI can work with schools or other organizations to develop individually tailored programs to suit specific needs. For more information, call (404) 285-2001, or visit http://www.coosawattee.org/.

The Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University offers a wide variety of engaging programs for children, families, students, and teachers. The museum also has collections of Greek, Roman, Egyptian, and Ancient American artifacts, among others. For more information, call (404) 727-4282, or go to http://www.emory.edu/CARLOS.

Kolomoki Mounds Historic Park is an important archaeological site as well as a scenic recreational area. It features seven earthen mounds, built by Woodland Indians between A.D. 350 and 750. The mounds include Georgia's oldest great temple mound, two burial mounds, and four ceremonial mounds. The park's museum is partially situated inside an excavated mound, providing an interesting setting for viewing artifacts. Kolomoki Mounds also offers a Junior Ranger program. For more information, call the park office at (229) 724-2150 or go to http://gastateparks.org/KolomokiMounds.