Children’s archaeologist to visit

Dr. Dig, archaeologist and resident expert for DIG magazine, will speak and answer questions at the Peterborough Town Library on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

Dr. Dig is the resident archaeology expert for DIG magazine, a publication for children ages 9 and above. Each month, Dr. Dig answers hundreds of questions about archaeology, history and related disciplines through the column “Ask Dr. Dig.”

At the Peterborough event, Dr. Dig will talk about what it’s like to be a working archaeologist and will answer questions about archaeology and life in the field. There will be hands-on activities that will give young audience members the opportunity to “dig” through sand trays and unearth reproduction artifacts. The presentation is recommended for kids ages 8 to 11, but aspiring archaeologists of all ages are welcome.

DIG magazine, for kids ages 9 and above, explores the mysteries of ancient civilizations with archaeologists and historians. Each issue focuses on a specific time and place in world history, from ancient Egypt to the most recent finds in the 21st century, including the latest on cutting-edge technology being used in the field. Leading archaeologists contribute most of the content for the magazine, many directly from the field. DIG magazine is published in Peterborough by Cobblestone Publishing, a division of ePals Media.

Archaeologist Sheila Charles will portray Dr. Dig at the Peterborough event. Charles has been involved in historic archaeology for the past 35 years and has participated in archaeological projects throughout New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Ohio and California. She also has worked at Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth and the James House Museum in Hampton. She often works with students through New Hampshire’s Project Archeology program.

The weather date is Nov. 18. For more information about the event, call Lisa at the Peterborough Town Library at 924-8040. For more information about Dr. Dig and DIG magazine, contact Rosalie Baker at

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