Taking Down Walls

Today we were back at Grid 51, but instead of finding pots, cups, and other special things, we took down several walls!  Something interesting about where we are digging is that sometime people built things on top of other things. I said earlier that we were digging up a condo building, but after people moved out of the condo building other people came and built a new building using the walls of the condo building.  We get to take those walls down because we just want to see the condo build walls.  Here is a video of geologist (a rock expert!) Dave taking the wall down.

Junior Archaeologist Assignment"

Today I want you to practice putting new walls on top of old walls. Here's what you can do: build a building with blocks.  Then, without taking the building apart, use one of the walls from that building and make another building! When you are done you should have 2 buildings and they both should have 1 wall that is the same. Tricky assignment, I know, but you can do it! Make sure to send geologist Dave a picture.

Question of the day:

Why do you think it was so easy for Dave to move the big stones off of the wall? Have you ever tried to move big stones from a wall? Was it easy or difficult?

Post your answer, thoughts, questions, or wonders in the comments section and I will be sure to read them and write you back.  


on 2012-06-26 13:43 by Nichole Moos

Hi Friends! It's archaeologist Dave. Thank you so much for all of your comments. You are all right, I am a lot stronger with the pickaxe.  In fact, I took down another wall today with it! I really enjoyed making the video for you and wanted to know if there was anything else you wanted to know about the dig, in particular rocks.  I saw that Ms. Nichole told you I am a geologist (a rock expert), and I love sharing rocks with you all. Did you know that I started collecting and looking at rocks when I was in preschool!  I even dug a moat (what you see water in around a castle) around the sandbox at my preschool when I was 5.  I really love rocks and digging!  Ms. Nichole didn't tell you, but she found and broke open a geode (a rock with pretty crystals inside) yesterday. I was very excited for her, and it was really neat to look at.  I would love to answer any of your rock questions and help you figure out the names of the rocks you find. You can post your questions in the comments section on the website and e-mail pictures to Ms. Nichole at nmoos@cps.edu.  Rocks rock


Ms. Nichole's geode! It's super cool...