And the Adventure Ends: What I Found

This summer has been a bountiful harvest of discovery! Searching for the answers to my research was like navigating a maze and putting together the pieces of a puzzle together all at the same time. Needless to say this adventure has provided me with some fantastic experiences along the way.

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Teaching Others What I’ve Learned

One of the major goals of my project is to create and publish some sort of material to help interested people understand my work.  One project that my mentor had me work on was the creation of an illustrated glossary of lithic types.  Basically, I made a list of the different terms that I thought would be most useful to know when classifying lithic artifacts.  Then, I researched and recorded definitions for each term and including pictures and illustrations as well.  Creating this illustrated glossary helped me in two ways.  The first is that it provides standard definitions and pictures for each term in case I need to explain a difficult concept about my study.  The second way it helped me is that it made me better understand the artifacts so I can more accurately classify and catalog them.

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