These unique kits let the student be an archaeologist and museum curator, as they dig through soft, clay-like sediment to unearth artifacts or pieces of artifacts cast from real archaeological finds. When they uncover them, their next job is to restore and paint their artifacts, and display them for others to see. Each set contains artifact replicas hidden in a block of sediment, brushes, excavation tool, a booklet entitled "How to Become an Archaeologist", and some include paint tablets. The quality of the artifact replicas is impressive, and directions are given on how to restore them to their original splendor. The vase, sundial and bowl kits add a neat dimension to the activity, in that the pieces are excavated and the student must put them back together to restore it. What a neat, absorbing activity for any student!