Organizaton: State University at Binghamton Community Archaeology Program

Description: Instructor will relate the principals and mechanics of sediment deposition, site dating techniques, the correlation between time and soil levels, and possible site/soil disturbance. In groups of 3-5 people, students will use soil "keys" to match a known date and soil context to soils on the poster. The keys provide a date to apply to different features on the poster. Students will take this information and concepts learned from the discussion to complete the worksheet.

Age group or class level: Grades 5-6

Stratigraphy and the Laws of Superposition