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Project Archaeology is a national educational program (similar to Project Wild, Project Wet, and Project Learning Tree) designed to give America’s young citizens a greater appreciation for our nation’s cultural heritage and particularly for its ancient past.

The primary component of the program is a series of classroom lessons for grades 4-8, which have been prepared by professional educators and archaeologists and tailored to the curriculum in each state. For North Carolina, these lessons are contained in a book called Intrigue of the Past: North Carolina’s First Peoples, which is available both in a printed edition and on the Web.

Teachers can use Intrigue’s lessons to teach students about archaeology and to provide an overview of the ancient cultures of North Carolina’s Indian peoples. In addition, all of these lessons are keyed to the North Carolina Standard Course of Study and are designed to meet goals and objectives in science, mathematics, social studies, language arts, and visual arts.