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British Students Dig In For Lesson In KELOLAND

July 1, 2010, 9:52 PM by Shawn Neisteadt

British Students Dig In For Lesson In KELOLAND
MITCHELL, SD -  
We may be in the swing of summer, but a special group of students is digging in to a very important class.

Inside the Archeodome in Mitchell, you'll find bones, artifacts and a group of college students rolling up their sleeves. But listen carefully and you'll notice these archeology students have traveled a long way for this lesson.

"The environment that we've been doing it in, in Mitchell, the archeodome here, you'd never find in Britain so it's been a really good experience to learn how to do everything. We found lots of really interesting things as well. In my first morning, I found an arrow point, so that was really good," Helen Perry said.

The students are from the University of Exeter, England, and are required to travel to Mitchell as part of their degree.

For most of the students, this is their first trip to America. But for each and every one of them, it's their first opportunity to get down in the dirt and do some finding.

"All year, we've just sat in a classroom learning about this kind of thing that we're doing now and it's just good to just get out there and do it and get dirty really," Perry said.

"In Britain, it's so built up it's so difficult to find a pure site like this one. So there's so much to find and everyone is finding something so nobody is left out," Gemma Lissaman said.

During their month-long stay, they'll learn the art of excavating and how to do lab work and plot out historic locations. And the experience is priceless.  When their visit comes to an end, they'll likely be ready to head back across the pond.

"We've all left family back home so we'll be keen to get back at the end of it all, but it's good stuff," Lissaman said.

The program is part of an exchange with Augustana College.

The dome will be a busy place July 10 and 11 for the Archeology Days. Special demonstrations and events are planned and anyone can come to learn more about archaeology and the Prehistoric Indian Village.

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