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Can You Dig It? 2020

Our annual celebration of archaeology has gone virtual! Learn what archaeologists do and have fun exploring science through activities and assignments in your classroom or at home.

Paige Silcox

At-Home Projects

Become an explorer! Print out the activities listed below and start your own archaeological adventure at home.

Native Plants

Archaeology Tools


Sellars Farm

Sellars Farm Virtual Tour

Explore Sellars Farm, an archaeological mound site in Lebanon, TN, with UT’s own Megan Belcher.

Ms. Blecher also wrote a blog post for the Tennessee Council for Professional Archaeology.


Erin Dunsmore

Meet an Archaeologist!

What exactly does an archaeologist do? Meet professionals working today.

You can also watch the video from SciShow Kids, Solving Mysteries with Archaeologists.


Sprout Challenge

The study of plants is important for archaeologist to understand the relationship between food and people throughout time. Join the McClung’s team in our #sproutchallenge. Plant seeds, create a virtual community garden, share observations, and consult with experts at the museum.

Archaeological Institute of America

International Archaeology Day (IAD) is a celebration of archaeology and its contributions to society. Every October the AIA and archaeological organizations around the world present programs and activities for people of all ages.

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

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