For children ages 4–7. Presented in American Sign Language (ASL) with English captions.

Archaeology helps us learn about the people who lived a long, long time ago. Archaeologists are people who study archaeology. They find things that people left behind long ago, and study the things to learn about how the people lived. In this lesson, you will learn six ASL signs about archaeology, meet an archaeologist, learn about the basics of archaeology, and practice matching broken pieces to the things they used to be.

Drawing of a girl signing "archaeology" in ASLIntroduction: Archaeology in ASL

Archaeologists do some of their work outside. They need to wear special clothes and bring special tools with them. Do you know what you need to be an archaeologist? Print this worksheet at home to practice! You can color in the pictures and practice the signs.

Archaeology Signs in ASL