Scouts Experimental Archaeology

November 2019

Seven scouts and their leaders joined the Nevada Site Stewardship Program and Nevadans for Cultural Preservation for an Ocher Pictograph Experiment. We used the scientific method to test which binder (lard, blood, egg yolk, etc) worked best when mixed ocher to form a paint for pictographs. The scouts got to grind locally sourced ocher, mix and measure, and are in the process of observing the results. In December, they will join us again. This time to learn how to be citizen stewards and to adopt a site in Red Rock National Conservation Area to monitor for damages. 

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