Monday, May 30, 2011

Building Interest in Artifacts

Today Eric and Angela came by the museum. Eric is finishing an article he is writing about the museum for a journalism class at the Imperial Valley Community College. Last week we met for an interview in El Centro.

Today, he came by to get some pictures of artifacts for his article. We spent some time going over curatorial standards and procedures. I am sure that this was more information than he needed, or probably wanted. But I think that the best "learning" happens by "doing." So I had Eric bring out Box 31 of the Salton Sea Test Base and we talked about the difference between points and lithics, curation and cataloging, and the proper handling of artifacts.  

When he writes his article he is going to send us a copy and maybe you will be able to see it here!

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