1995 ACTIVITY PAGE
Did you ever think that eating cake could
Well, here's your big chance !!
For this activity you need to make a cake.
It should be a layer cake - choose whatever two flavors you
like (chocolate and vanilla would be perfectly delicious!)
You will also need two flavors of icing for the cake.
hmmmm.. I am getting hungry already....
We are going to pretend that this cake is the earth, you
get to excavate it by eating !!! Sound good?
SO.... you can bake your cake on a slope if you want (just like the land
at DhRl 16), or you can bake it flat.  If you are really hungry (or interested) you could bake both, and see how they are different!
Before you bake the cakes get forty pennies.
Arrange them in order from oldest to newest by the date.
Keeping them separate, wrap each penny in wax paper.
Then bake the cake like this:
In the bottom layer of the cake, put the 5 oldest pennies in.
In the first layer of icing, put the next 5 oldest pennies in.
In the top layer of the cake, put the next 5 oldest pennies in.
In the top layer of icing hide the 5 newest pennies.
Hold on one second before you dig in...
remember these cakes are the ground and YOU
are the archaeological detective!
like the layers of the earth in which we recover
archaeological material from.

WAIT.... JUST ONE MORE THING.
BEFORE YOU EAT YOUR SLICE OF CAKE,
MAKE A DRAWING OF IT.
MAKE SURE THAT YOU DRAW ALL THE LAYERS OF CAKE AND
THE LAYERS OF ICING.
First, you will have to plan your excavation:
Are you going to grid your cake or do a trench excavation?
As you eat, make sure to take out all of the
pennies that you find in your slice.
When you find a penny, draw a star
Then, write down the year of the penny on the drawing.
O.K. GO AHEAD AND DIG IN (JUST DON'T FORGET TO DRAW) !!
I'll just wait here until you are finished.....

Well? What did you find?
Examine your drawing of the cake and all of the years marked on it.
Do you notice anything??
If you were careful, then you will probably find that the oldest
pennies were at the bottom of the cake, and the newest pennies were
at the top!  Does this remind you of anything??
It should remind you of how stratigraphy works in the ground.
The oldest objects are on lowest layers and the newest ones are on top.
For instance, at DhRl 16, we found houses built atop each other.
The oldest house would be on the bottom because they would pile up.
Got it?
GOOD FOR YOU!
I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE CAKE!
TAKE ME  TO 1995!