Georgia State Project Uses Atlanta's Oldest Trash As Teaching Tool

Feb 14, 2018

Urban archeology has unearthed centuries-old artifacts from beneath Atlanta. And lots of it is simply very old trash, leftover from landfills and dumps. Now, a team from Georgia State University is working with students to catalog the artifacts and teach history, writing and anthropology in the process. It’s called the Phoenix Project, and we had three of the faculty involved with it in the studio: Jeffrey Glover, Brennan Collins, and Robin Wharton. Also with us for this Lesson from Left Field segment was Jessica Moss, a masters student from Georgia State. They brought a number of artifacts with them to the On Second Thought studio, including Civil War bullets, old dolls' heads, and a vial of what was once "meat juice."