30 article(s) found in Archaeology
Unearth an adventure at DigNubia at www.dignubia.org, where you can explore an ancient civilization. There are layers of games, activities and photos for you to enjoy. First study an ancient skeleton to learn about its past life. Then get in style by sorting marbles with a technique called seriation. In Objects, take a look at an ancient queen's beautiful lucky charm and an archer's arrows. Finally, check out virtual trading cards to meet Nubian specialists, such as Mey Abdullah Saied, who studies clay in Sudan.
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Take a first-class ticket to a Costa Rican cloud forest and solve the Mystery of the Poison Dart Frog at www.ncmoa.org/costarica. You'll join Zoey and Zeke, a rambunctious brother and sister team, as they help their cousin Camilla put together a museum exhibit full of mysterious objects. Use your cell phone and research skills to make sure the evil Fausto doesn't mess things up. Along the way, you will learn about Costa Rican money, art and geography. You'll also meet a pig-nosed peccary, a cranky crocodile and, of course, a poison dart frog.
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Put on your explorer hat, pick up a trowel and dig into Archaeology: Clues From the Past at www.amnh.org/
explore/ology/archaeology. First, find out What's the Big Idea? Then do some digging of your own with four exercises. In one exercise, you try to match the remains of crumbled buildings to their former uses in an Incan town. If you want to leave your mark on the world, try making a time capsule. Maybe someday future archaeologists will find it and try to figure out what you were like.
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Get down to earth with Archaeology's Interactive Dig at www.archaeology.org/
interactive. You'll be digging with the pros with this in-depth look at 11 major archaeological digs around the world. Read about Sagalassos, Turkey, the "City in the Clouds." The first Westerner to see the remains of this ancient city thought fairies lived there. Read through Field Notes and Daily Life in each section to see what it's like to scrape away your day. It's not like the adventures of Indiana Jones, but there's still treasure to find.
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The Virtual Museum of Canada needs you to be a brave soul and solve the mystery of A Sunken Ship's Tale on the St. Lawrence River at http://uneepaveraconte.net/
english. To solve this intriguing mystery, you'll become an archaeologist and a restorer. But there is a catch. You must work alongside ghosts trapped in the wreck. A good detective is always patient, so take your time uncovering all the pieces of this mystery. Good luck!
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