Location: Kentucky, Uruguay         Length: 24 min

Uruguay's rich history spans more than 11,000 years. On the wetlands of Rocha, declared by UNESCO as one of the most diverse environments on Earth, mound-building people thrived 4000 years ago. They built planned villages, made pottery and other tools, grew corn, squash, beans, and tubers, and developed an elaborate belief system. This video shows Uruguayan archaeologists leading teachers and students from Rocha in archaeological exploration of the prehispanic past of their province, inspiring them to bring archaeology into their classroom.

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Produced by the Kentucky-Uruguay Cultural Heritage Education Project

Copyright 2002 by KET, The Kentucky Network

Kentucky Archaeological Survey

Kentucky Heritage Council

William S. Webb Museum of Anthropology