Institute hosts UCLA Lab School students
By Shauna Mecartea
Today 40 students from UCLA Lab School visited the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology to tour select archaeology laboratories and learn about the discipline through immersion.
Associate Professor of Conservation & Materials Science Ioanna Kakoulli organized a 2-hour tour for the 6th-graders with the help of volunteer Jill Silton. The students toured the Zooarchaeology Laboratory, directed by Dr. Tom Wake, for a first-hand look at animal skeletons. They also had a presentation on paleoethnobotany by Archaeology graduate student, John "Mac" Marston. Following his presentation, the students were able to look at various seeds and other botanical remains under the microscope.
The visit ended with a tour of the new Molecular & NanoArchaeology Laboratory, which is co-directed by Kakoulli.