More than 50 Blinn College anthropology students recently put their classroom studies to work in the field at a 500 acre World War Two prisoner of war camp near Hearne.
Cultural and physical anthropology students conducted an archeological dig at Camp Hearne, where more than 4800 German, Italian and Japanese prisoners of war were held from 1942 until the camp closed in 1946.
The prisoners put on plays, built sculptures and played sports to pass the time.
Social Science Professor Dr. Michelle Raisor says they want the students to ‘have a taste of a dig.’ Dr. Raison facilitated the trip along with Social Science professor DawnMarshall.
The learning experience was so valuable that another dig is scheduled for the fall and the next spring semester.