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Digging Into The Tools Of Archeology In The Field

Dr. Morgan Smith screens sediment for student Emma Blanton during UTC's Archaeological Field Methods course
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Dr. Morgan Smith screens sediment for student Emma Blanton during UTC's Archaeological Field Methods course

Here on our campus - the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga - students have had the chance to really dig into their work.

Our own Damon Hines tells us more.

Student Kinsley Kilgore conducting a shovel test pit excavation at Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park
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Student Kinsley Kilgore conducting a shovel test pit excavation at Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park

NOTE: This research was permitted by an ARPA (Archaeological Resources Protection Act) permit (CHCH-2020-01). The staff at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park - Jim Szyjkowski, Julia Poland, Kim Coons, Chris Young, Todd Milsaps - were essential in operations, as was Eric Bezemek at the National Park Service's Southeast Archaeological Center. Work was also supported by the UTC's Department of Social, Cultural, and Justice Studies - and UTC's Walker Center for Teaching and Learning.

Students Ellie Bixler, Emma Blanton and Austin Averill catalog materials found during UTC's Archaeological Field Methods course at Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park
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University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Students Ellie Bixler, Emma Blanton and Austin Averill catalog materials found during UTC's Archaeological Field Methods course at Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park

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