Archaeology for Kids by Richard Panchyk
Uncovering the Mysteries of Our Past, 25 Activities (For Kids series)

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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 color, and counting tree rings to date a find, teaches 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 artifacts as they gain an overview of human history and the science that brings it back to life.

About Richard Panchyk

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Richard Panchyk is coauthor of Engineering the City. He holds a master's degree in anthropology and has taught college-level archaeology.
Published October 1, 2001 by Chicago Review Press. 160 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books, Political & Social Sciences.

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Readers can analyze soil, make an oil lamp like those used by the Greeks and Romans, and emulate the work of Mary Leakey, who estimated the height of ancient animals by examining fossilized footpri

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“Archaeology for Kids” is one of four volume beginning with an “A,” the others being “Africa for Kids,” “American Folk Art for Kids,” and “The American Revolution for Kids.” Teachers who are looking for educational activities should check out the entire catalogue of books because they are sure to...

Sep 23 2011 | Read Full Review of Archaeology for Kids: Uncover...

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