The definition of archaeology is: the study of human history and prehistory through the excavation of sites and the analysis of artifacts and other physical remains.

Archaeology is a unique mixture of art and science. Collaboration across academic fields is essential for archaeologists to understand past humans and their behaviors. In order to do this, a melding of math, science, and art must take place.

The folks at Polar Research International believe that everyone should have a chance to learn how archaeology and its related fields fit into the world. A great place to start introducing the concept of cross-disipline collaboration is in the K-12 classroom.

Our educational volunteering services include:

  • Visiting classrooms to share what it is like to be a professional archaeologist
  • Bringing in certain types of materials to explore (rocks, bones, tools)
  • Assisting with field trip planning and research to historic and prehistoric public access sites