Junior archaeologists to visit Quinnipiac

Inspiring interest in the past

Quinnipiac Professor Jaime Ullinger and students examine a mummified infant.

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uinnipiac University will host 23 junior archaeologists from Hamden’s Alice Peck Learning School from 10 a.m.-noon Monday, Dec. 5., on the Mount Carmel Campus.

The students are in the talented and gifted program and have studied archaeology. They will dig for and examine skeletal remains, study X-rays, learn about mummies, write their names in hieroglyphics and draw cave art.

The anthropology outreach program is co-sponsored by Quinnipiac’s anthropology program and the university’s Bristol-Myers Squibb Center for Science, Teaching and Learning.

“The Alice Peck students will get hands-on experience in conjunction with what they are learning in their own program,” said Jaime Ullinger, assistant professor of anthropology. “They will have the opportunity to visit a real lab at a university and get a sense of what anthropologist actually do. They will learn that anthropology is a real career that they may choose to pursue.”

Quinnipiac students will work alongside the 10- and 11-year-old students.

About Quinnipiac University

Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university enrolls 6,784 full-time undergraduate and 2,884 graduate and part-time students in 100 degree programs through its Schools of Business, Communications, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing and College of Arts and Sciences. Quinnipiac consistently ranks among the top regional universities in the North in U.S. News & World Report’s America’s “Best Colleges” issue. Quinnipiac also is recognized in Princeton Review’s “The Best 381 Colleges.” The Chronicle of Higher Education has named Quinnipiac among the “Great Colleges to Work For.” For more information, please visit www.qu.edu. Connect with Quinnipiac on Facebook at www.facebook.com/quinnipiacunews and follow Quinnipiac on Twitter @QuinnipiacU.

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