• UWA invites area students to "Dig Archaeology" Science Saturday

    Posted: June 27, 2012

    Author: Betsy Compton

     The University of West Alabama’s College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics invites middle school students in and around Sumter County to the next in its series of Science Saturdays on July 14 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Bibb Graves Hall on the UWA campus.

    Dr. Ashley Dumas, a UWA professor and assistant director of the Black Belt Museum, will present “Dig Archaeology,” an activity for middle school students. Participants will learn how archaeologists study the past and will have a chance to work with artifacts in the Black Belt Museum Laboratory.

    Science Saturdays are designed to give young students early exposure to the world of science. The sessions create excitement and enthusiasm that students need not only to learn the basics of science, but also gain the tools to further their studies in the field.

    The workshop is free and open to all children in fourth through eighth grades. Spaces are limited. To reserve a spot, please email Rosie Campbell or call 205-652-3414. 


     PHOTO: Dr. Ashley A. Dumas share stories and tips with elementary and middle students at Science Saturday’s “Dig Archaeology.” Dumas is an archaeologist specializing in the late prehistoric Southeast, European colonization, and salt and civilization. Her current research projects include the eighteenth-century Fort Tombecbe site and salt-manufacturing in southwest Alabama. She is assistant director of the Black Belt Museum and teaches anthropology courses at UWA.

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