Monday, January 18, 2016

[Event] Knowledge Enrichment Programme

The Office of Admissions and Financial Aid (OAFA) of CUHK collaborated with different faculties to organize the Knowledge Enrichment Programme for non-JUPAS local secondary school students on 22 December 2015. The Anthropology Department was invited by the Faculty of Arts to hold an archaeology workshop for the programme participants.

Knowledge Enrichment Programme
The workshop was facilitated by Professor Sharon Wong and our undergraduate student Saichia. Professor Wong taught the participants basic archaeological knowledge and introduced to them the archaeological features of our department.

Prof. Wong introducing archaeology to the participants
Students also had an opportunity to participate in the mini-excavation. Professor Wong first introduced to students the tools and technical terms commonly used by professionals in the field, then demonstrated to them the excavation procedures like digging, washing and handling artifacts. Saichia also introduced archaeobotany to the participants through interactive games.

Hands-on session
Saichia playing interactive games with the participants
The workshop helped students to understand that archaeology is not merely the study of remains, but is an investigation into the history, culture, and human activity of societies.     

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