College for Kids & Teens participants in the Archeology & Geoscience of a Ghost Town course had the opportunity to join MSUM Anthropology & Geoscience faculty & students at a local, active archaeological site! The experience led by Dr. Amanda Butler & Karl Leonard provided a one of a kind experience to area high schoolers.

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The students were active participants in the excavation and documentation process of locating one of the town’s old saloons. Working side-by-side with undergraduate archaeology majors, students carefully excavated and screened for artifacts, while mapping features of the town. Students learned how archaeology can reveal stories of the past.