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Each week on the Junior Curators blog, we travel back in time to a different place in Tennessee history. Stories may be about a famous person, place or event from Tennessee’s past. They will include things like priceless artifacts, pictures, videos, and even some games. Be sure to better understand the story by answering the questions at the end of each post.
After learning the story, be sure to share what you've learned with your parents, family, or friends. Try making your own exhibit about it, shooting a movie, or writing a story about it. Let your creativity run wild!
by Lauren Grizzard
Have you ever wondered how we learn about the past? How do we know about the people living before there was a written language? One of the ways we learn about the past is through archaeology. Since September is Archaeology Month in Tennessee, we thought we’d let one of Tennessee’s State Archaeologists explain not only what it is, but how it impacts our history and daily life:
Now that you know a little more about archaeology, are you ready to piece together an artifact? This artifact shows the story of the Hero Twins, a legend from the Mississippian time period. Slide the images one at a time to see if you can make the artifact whole:
To learn more about archaeology and pre-historic artifacts, check out the links below:
Lauren Grizzard is the Scheduling Coordinator at the Tennessee State Museum.