Archaeology for Kids
|Series:||For Kids Ser.|
Intended for ages 9-12, this activity book features 25 projects such as making a surface survey of a site, building a screen for sifting dirt and debris at a dig, tracking soil age by colour, and counting tree rings to date a find teach kids the techniques that unearthed Neanderthal caves, Tutankhamun's tomb, the city of Pompeii, and Tenochtitlan, capital of the Aztec empire. Kids will delight in fashioning a stone-age tool, playing a seriation game with old photographs of cars, reading objects excavated in their own backyards, and using patent numbers to date modern artefacts as they gain an overview of human history and the science that brings it back to life.
How Archaeology Works; The First People; The Ice Age and the New Stone Age; The First Civilisations; Greece and Rome; The New World; Historical Archaeology; Index.