ERIC Number: ED425908
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
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Hands-on Archaeology: Explore the Mysteries of History through Science.
White, John R.
This book aims to provide elementary and secondary school teachers with an accurate and readable guide to teaching a discipline seldom taught in pre-university curricula, archaeology. It also seeks to allow students the opportunity to join firsthand in the practice of a genuine science and thereby learn to appreciate the variety of skills and the magnitude of labor that goes into the collection of such data. This book is designed to inculcate in the minds of youngsters an appreciation of the fragility of the archaeological record while at the same time make them aware of their roles as potential stewards of the past. A detailed description of what to do during each phase of a successful dig is provided along with a series of ironclad rules that serve as the Mosaic Code for the teachers/archaeologists. An explanation and glossary of technical terms in common archaeological use, and a series of activities that could be used to supplement the archaeological fieldwork is also included. (DKM)
Descriptors: Archaeology, Art, Biology, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography, Geology, Hands on Science, History Instruction, Language Skills, Mathematics, Science Activities, Science Instruction, Teaching Guides
Prufrock Press, P.O. Box 8813, Waco, TX 76714; Tel: 800-998-2208 (Toll Free); Fax: 800-240-0333 ($21.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Note: Illustrated by Kelita Alberts.