100 Facts Archaeology is bursting with exactly 100 amazing facts, fascinating historical images and fun activities to help children aged 7+ years learn everything they need to know about unearthing the past.
• Exciting photos of real-life archeological digs.
• 'True or false' quizzes allow kids to test themselves in a fun, undoubting way.
• Cover ancient weapons, food, treasure and human remains.
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100 Facts Archaeology includes key topics about the study and skill of archaeology in straightforward, mind-blowing numbered facts. Each fact is accompanied by detailed illustrations and photographs, which add visual meaning to the history for children aged 7+ years. This is a great introduction to archeology for kids.
Topics covered in 100 Facts Archaeology:
• The oldest uncovered artefacts in history.
• The process of marking out a 'dig' and excavating an area.
• Famous burial sites and shocking preservations such as the city of Pompeii.
'I don't believe it' fascinating facts:
• Writings say a great Greek city called Helike vanished into the sea 2500 years ago after a storm. People thought it was a myth until a coin bearing the city's name was found.
• In 1987, archaeologists discovered a tomb in Peru filled with fantastic gold treasures.
• The only pharaoh's tomb ever found intact was Tutankhamun's, who lived 3300 years ago.
Activities to make learning accessible and interactive:
• Counting tree rings – all you need is a ruler, notebook and pen.
• Quiz question: What is a megalith?
• Make a list of the dates of the oldest things in your room, house, street, neighbourhood and city. Use the Internet, books and museums to help you.
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