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By Claire Eamer. 2018
As the Earth's climate continues to warm, the permafrost melts, glaciers are receding and ice patches are shrinking. It is… a unique time on our planet, one that has resulted in a treasury of preserved organic material (e.g., caribou droppings and human and animal remains) and inorganic artifacts (e.g., tools and clothing) is being revealed by the big melt, providing us with entirely new information about how people and animals lived up to several thousand years ago. But it's a race against time for archaeologists because as soon as the objects begin to thaw, they also begin to disintegrate. Grades 4-7.
By Douglas Hunter. 2018
In 1936, long before the discovery of the Viking settlement at L'Anse aux Meadows, the Royal Ontario Museum made a… sensational acquisition: the contents of a Viking grave that prospector Eddy Dodd said he had found on his mining claim east of Lake Nipigon. The relics remained on display for two decades, challenging understandings of when and where Europeans first reached the Americas. In 1956 the discovery was exposed as an unquestionable hoax, tarnishing the reputation of the museum director, Charles Trick Currelly, who had acquired the relics and insisted on their authenticity. Drawing on an array of archival sources, Douglas Hunter reconstructs the notorious hoax and its many players. Beardmore unfolds like a detective story as the author sifts through the voluminous evidence and follows the efforts of two unlikely debunkers, high-school teacher Teddy Elliott and government geologist T.L. Tanton, who find themselves up against Currelly and his scholarly allies. Along the way, the controversy draws in a who?s who of international figures in archaeology, Scandinavian studies, and the museum world, including anthropologist Edmund Carpenter, whose mid-1950s crusade against the find?s authenticity finally convinced scholars and curators that the grave was a fraud. Shedding light on museum practices and the state of the historical and archaeological professions in the mid-twentieth century, Beardmore offers an unparalleled view inside a major museum scandal to show how power can be exercised across professional networks and hamper efforts to arrive at the truth.
By Hans Baumann. 1962
The discovery of the cave at Lascaux in 1940 by four boys and a dog is described by the author,… who also tells of other picture caves discovered by boys and girls. For junior and senior high readers. 1962. Uniform title: Höhlen der grossen Jäger.
By Patricia Lauber. 1985
Discusses the human mummies of Egypt and how they were preserved, the discovery of a frozen mammoth in Siberia and… the mummies of Peru. For junior and senior high readers. 1985.
By Alan Honour. 1961
By Donalda Badone. 1992
By Charlotte Wilcox. 2000
Describes various mummies preserved by glaciers, deserts, peat bogs and mountains from all over the world. Explains why anthropologists study… these remains and what scientists learn from them. Conflicting attitudes toward the dead are discussed. For grades 4-7. 2000.
By Marc Aronson, Adrienne Mayor. 2015
Traces the research scientist co-author's explorations in Greece and the Gobi Desert for the origins of the mythical griffin, relating… the story of the ancient Scythians and the griffins that were said to have guarded their treasure. Grades 2-4. 2015.
By Shelley Tanaka. 1996
In 1991, two hikers discovered the remains of a Stone Age Man over 5,000 years old in the Alps. Be… transported back to the Iceman's ancient world - find out who he was, how he lived, and how he died on a mountain ridge. Grades 3-6. 1996.
By Lesley Grant. 1991
Bones can do many things. They help you to play. Some people make jewellery out of them. Plus, they're alive!… Bones can also tell us a lot about our bodies and the world around us. Included in this book are activities that will help you learn about bones and all the things they can teach us! Several tactiles illustrating the shapes of various bones are included. Grades 3-6. 1991.
By Jill Rubalcaba, Eric H Cline, Sarah S Brannen. 2011
After retelling a legend of the Trojan War based on Homer's Iliad the authors profile the archaeologists who have sought… to excavate the remains of the city of Troy, beginning with amateur Heinrich Schliemann. For grades 5-8 and older readers. Some descriptions of violence. c2011.
By Mildred Mastin Pace, Tom Huffman. 1974
By Shelley Tanaka, Peter Brand. 1999
Four mummies, from a mighty pharaoh to a poor weaver, are studied scientifically to reveal the lives and times of… these three-thousand-year-old people. Also describes embalming and mummification, life in ancient Egypt, and the scientific techniques now used to study mummies. Grades 3-6. 1999.
By James Giblin. 1990
Before the discovery of the Rosetta Stone in 1799, Egyptian hieroglyphic writing -- composed of pictures of animals, birds, and… geometric shapes -- was a mystery. For nearly 1400 years the meanings had been lost. The author chronicles the fascinating story of how the stone was discovered and, after countless attempts, finally deciphered by scholars. Grades 5-8 and older readers. 1990.
By Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld. 2007
When the pharaohs of Egypt died, they were mummified and buried in pyramids and tombs with all their riches. But… as centuries passed, the tombs were looted and the pharaohs' gold stolen. Then Howard Carter found the greatest Egyptian treasure trove of all - the tomb of King Tut's mummy! But did the amazing treasure come with a deadly curse? Grades 2-4. 2007.
By Joseph Jay Deiss. 1974
Reconstructs the summer day in 79 a.d. when Mount Vesuvius erupted, destroying the town of Herculaneum. Tells of the rediscovery… of the town and the exciting archaeological digs of recent centuries. Grades 5-8. 1974.
Over 200 years ago, Mary Jones longed to have a Bible of her own. After saving for six years, she… set off on a 50 mile journey with the hope that she would be able to buy a bible and bring it home becoming one of the inspirations behind the founding of the British & Foreign Bible Society. For grades 5-8. 2000.
By Gregg Lewis, Deborah Shaw Lewis. 2002
By Sarah Parcak. 2019
National Geographic Fellow and TED Prize-winner Dr. Sarah Parcak welcomes you to the brave new world of "space archaeology," a… growing field of exploration that has brought humanity to a tipping point of mass discovery in the ancient world Dr. Sarah Parcak pioneers the young field of satellite archaeology, using futuristic tools to unlock secrets from the past and transform how discoveries are made. As an archaeologist, she has worked on remote sensing projects across twelve countries and four continents, using multispectral and high-resolution satellite imagery analysis to identify thousands of potential archaeological sites. These include previously unknown settlements, roads, fortresses, palaces, tombs, and even potential pyramids. She presently directs major crowdsourcing efforts to map ancient civilizations across Peru and India. In Archaeology from Space, Sarah describes the field's evolution, major discoveries, and future potential. From surprise advancements after the declassification of spy photography, to a new map of the mythical Egyptian city of Tanis, she shares her field's biggest discoveries, revealing why space archaeology is not only exciting but essential to the preservation of the world's ancient treasures for future generations. Sarah's stories take readers back in time and across borders, into the day-to-day lives of ancient humans who displayed grit, ingenuity, and brilliance across the millennia. We share those same traits, and those same underlying genes. If we heed the lessons of the past, we can shape a vibrant future. Includes Illustrations
By Erich Von Däniken. 1998
Nazca, once only an isolated settlement in the midst of the Peruvian desert, is today a meeting place for archaeologists… from around the world. Drawing on over thirty years study, Erich von Dääniken examines the various theories which attempt to explain the Nazca phenomena in terms of religious ritual, ancient roads and astrological symbols. He puts forward a startling revolutionary solution to one of archaeology's greatest enigmas.