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The Beauty of Other Lives: Material Culture as Evidence of Human Ingenuity and Agency

Updated: Apr 18, 2018



EXCITING RECENT DEVELOPMENTS! There are new developments about the LAW educational research project. In addition to the articles and book chapters described in our Living Archaeology Research Project post, in 2014 the lead researchers -- Gwynn Henderson of the LAW Steering Committee and Linda Levstik of the Univesrity of Kentucky -- published “The Beauty of Other Lives: Material Culture as Evidence of Human Ingenuity and Agency” in the online journal The Social Studies and “What’s Caught; What’s Taught: Children Interpreting Material Culture” in Winterthur Portfolio: A Journal of American Material Culture.


Dr. Levstik published “Teaching History by Connecting Human Intelligence, Innovation and Agency” in Edutopia, an online resource for improving K-12 education supported by The George Lucas Educational Foundation. And, two history educators from Spain who heard Dr. Levstik’s presentation about the LAW education project at a Barcelona conference will be in Kentucky on sabbatical in Fall 2015 to study public archaeology in the Commonwealth and attend the Living Archaeology Weekend event! This level of assessment of a public archaeology program is quite exceptional and unparalleled. Congrats!

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