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Angela Brown Portage Daily Graphic
Author Gina McMurchy-Barber, from British Columbia, visited Yellowquill School on May 11, 2012 to discuss her new book and her interest in archeology.

Author Gina McMurchy-Barber, from British Columbia, visited Yellowquill School on May 11, 2012 to discuss her new book and her interest in archeology.

Yellowquill School students had an opportunity to learn a little about the world of archeology Friday when an author visited the school to talk about her interest in relics from the past.

Gina McMurchy-Barber, who lives in British Columbia, discussed her latest book called, "Broken Bones," during her visit.

She has written many books inspired by archeology.

"I talked about writing, where ideas for stories came from, about my new book, and lots about archeology," she said.

During her presentation, McMurchy-Barber told the youngsters gathered for the reading that it's important to have respect for what went before and that's what archeology is all about.

Her first university degree was in archeology.

"I left that field when my kids came along and went into teaching and then writing," McMurchy-Barber said.

The author hoped that kids who attended her presentation went away with an appreciation for the field of archeology.

She said archeology also helps people learn about prior civilizations.

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