Immerse Yourself in the Past

One of my extracurricular loves, aside from teaching, is my love of archaeology.

At this moment in time, these are my three favorite places to dig deep and delve for nibbits of information so that I can understand the beginnings of another’s life and culture:

The Igbo People at the 1700 West African Farm at the Frontier Culture Museum. This is a living-history exhibit. The guides are VERY knowledgeable and always have answers for my questions or they can refer me to the sources to find each answer.

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The 1700 Ganatastwi Eastern Woodland Indians of the Blue Ridge Mountains.This living history exhibit is also at the Frontier Culture Museum.

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Monticello: The Paradoxes of Liberty

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When I have a Saturday/ Sunday free, you will find me preparing my new research questions, packing a day-lunch for a hike, and driving to one of these places.

To immerse myself for four or five hours in the culture and times of another people is both intriguing and inspiring.



Written for The Daily Post: ImmerseI have been having problems finding something of meaning to create an answer for the prompts this year. So I decided to strengthen and tighten my focus. My topics for the month of March are as follows:  (Monday) Teaching and Life; (Tuesday) Hobbies: Archaeology and Astronomy; (Wednesday) Fitness; (Thursday) Chores; (Friday) Writing; (Saturday) Hobbies: Music and Photography; and (Sunday) Hobbies: Gardening and Birdwatching.  

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12 thoughts on “Immerse Yourself in the Past

  1. The Native American structures I know all too well. Have built many in my time. Used to have one I made on my land in Southern Ky that I spent many many happy hours in. Had a smaller one hidden in a private place up in Ohio for prayers, and my family had one in Indiana.

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      1. Easy to build a leanto. I didn’t get a tent until I began dancing on the powwow circuit, then it became necessary. A shelter just wouldn’t fit in my wee car trunk along with regalia and everything for trade blanket.

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