ARCHAEOLOGY OF CACTUS RUIN:
A Paper Excavation
The Archaeology of Cactus Ruin: A Paper Excavation is a lesson designed to teach students how archaeologists use sampling strategies to learn about past cultures.
Cactus Ruin is modeled after the ancestral Puebloan site, Roys Ruin. The site was excavated in 1988 by Crow Canyon Archaeological Center
as part of the Sand Canyon Archaeological Project Site Testing Program. The artifact data is derived from Roys Ruin and other tested sites. This lesson was designed for middle school through adult learners.