Anthropology Project Has Students Digging Their Summers

Huntley High School social studies teacher Erik Lachel is leading a team of students and alumni in an archaeological dig at the Mongerson Farm, a historic farmhouse in Kane County, building the anthropology class he has taught at HHS for the past four years.

“These kids come from a community that was based in farming, and they don’t know anything about it,” Lachel told the Northwest Herald.

While the project is not part of an HHS summer class, Lachel view it as an extension of the anthropology he teaches at HHS, one of the only of its kind in the state.

He said he hopes to continue the fieldwok class in future years and have it become eligible for college credit.

Read more about the project in the Northwest Herald.