Trash is a Treasure for Learning

Tuesday, October 22, middle schoolers took a very “gloves-on” approach to their studies. Students spent time exploring one of archaeology’s greatest treasures: the trash! A lot can be learned about a civilization by analyzing its waste, and the MacDuffie community is no exception. With an understanding of stratigraphy, students could assess which items were thrown away more recently than others and they used their supreme sleuthing skills to identify where each bag of trash had come from. It was a very smelly and informative adventure!