Think Like an Archaeologist is a four classroom session program, with an additional visit to the RISD Museum at the Rhode Island School of Design, Brown University’s Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology, or the Rhode Island Historical Society’s John Brown House Museum.  The sessions introduce 6th grade Social Studies students to the whole process of archaeology, from choosing an excavation site and learning to dig, to analyzing and caring for artifacts.  Each session is hands-on, led by faculty, staff, and doctoral students from Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design.  This is a partnership program between Brown University’s Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology, the RISD Museum at the Rhode Island School of Design, and the Rhode Island Historical Society for 6th grade Social Studies students in the Providence Public Schools.

For more information about these and other Goff Center initiatives, please contact Geralyn Ducady, Director, Newell D. Goff Center for Education & Public Programs,, (401) 331-8575 x345.