Garbage Doesn't Lie
This short video talks about how the study of garbage piles -- or middens as archaeologists call them -- paints the true picture of how we live. A great introduction to how the study of the past gives us a better understanding of ourselves.
It's not what we say or write, but what we throw away that counts!
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Why Salt & Pepper?
How did salt & pepper end up becoming the primary seasonings on everyone's table?
This video looks at the historical as well as the chemical reasons that salt & pepper have that special place in our lives. Cities around the world are named for salt. And Louie XIV played a part in all this.
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Learning Sites has created virtual worlds by reconstructing major archaeological sites in 3Dimensions. The discussion questions for students are very well-done and veer towards sound analyses of the remains of past civilizations.
This approach adds a sprinkle of mystery to ancient civilizations.
Odyssey takes you back to a dig in Egypt. You may encounter a hermit or a sandstorm or be invited to name the scholars' truck. You can almost smell the mustiness and dust.
Becoming Human--the title of this site pretty much tells the story! New technologies have given rise to hybrid studies, in this case, paleoanthropology.
Mysteries of Catalhoyuk, developed by the Science Museum of Minnesota, immerses students in an archaelogical expedition to learn the methods and share observations with others in a chat room.