Innovation archeology laboratory for school children opened in Saratov
At the laboratory opened recently at Saratov State Technical University (SSTU), children can become real paleontologists and archeologists. It is expected that about 1000 school student will visit the laboratory every month, the press office of SSTU said.
The laboratory is divided into several sections. In the section of paleontology, children can see the remains of ancient sharks and sea pangolins inhabiting the sea areas of Cretaceous period of Mesozoic Era at the territory of the Volga region. Additionally, children can see the skull of a buffalo inhabiting Yakutia about 5−15 thousand years ago. In the archeologic subdivision, school student will have a possibility to turn into real scientists and follow all the steps which researchers also do.
In the laboratory, one has already installed several archeologic sandboxes which are nothing else but special containers filled with the sand where the showpieces are hidden. Children should mine showpieces using special brushes for archeologists which protect the findings from damages. For one sandbox, researchers have brought from the expedition the sand from an ancient sea of Neogene period. After mining, children could analyze the findings with modern microscopes.