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The Lone Woman and San Nicholas Island

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Explore the fascinating archaeology of San Nicholas Island in the Channel Islands of the California coast. You'll find a video on the story of the "Lone Woman", activities for learners to imagine what it would have been like to be alone...
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Mapping and Excavating a Jello Mold

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students simulate how archaeologists excavate sites by "searching" their own site in the form of a Jello mold. They use a grid to map the objects in the Jello mold as well as looking at three layers of Jello to understand stratigraphy...
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The Search For King Richard III - The Archaeological Dig

For Students 9th - 12th
The discovery of the remains of King Richard III in early 2013 sparked media attention all over the world. Take a walk through the archaeological site itself and learn about the process behind the excavation, from how the dig site was...
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Digging for Humanity's Origins

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
"Is this a good evolutionary adaptation, or is it going to lead us to being the shortest lived hominid species on planet earth?" Listen as Kenyan paleontologist Louise Leakey discusses our evolution from common ancestry and her work in...
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Excavate and Explore

For Teachers 4th - 10th
Students simulate an archeological excavation to explain how archeologists identify, date, and make inferences about their findings. They explain the importance of spatial and stratigraphic contexts in archaeology.
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Transparent Shoebox Dig

For Teachers K - 4th
Take this simulated archaeological dig one layer at a time with your young pupils to encourage observation, critical thinking, and careful attention. Using a transparent box full of layers of sand and artifacts, pupils examine the...
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Basics of Archaeology

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students identify what and how to complete an Archaeological excavation is conducted. They identify the transition from one layer to the next more easily if the colors of the layers are different. When creating a dig, the teacher...
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Archaeology: Digging in the Classroom

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students explore how an archaeologist works and makes discoveries. In this archaeology lesson, students participate in a simulation in which they excavate broken pottery. Students use measurement, geometry, and observation skills during...
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Digging Into the Past

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars participate in an excavation simulation, and explore the ruins of Sardis. They ponder which clues scientists use to determine if artifacts found in the excavation are of Persian, Greek, Roman, Byzantine, or Lydian origin.
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Excavation Project

For Teachers 6th
In this archaeology based worksheet, 6th graders read the precise instructions to completing a project on an archaeological dig during the stone age period. Students review the attached rubric guidelines to the project.
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Back From the Future

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students pose as archaeologists, famous for their scholarly excavations, writing, and lectures about ancient cultures and are invited back to the 20thy century from the year 3000 to explore an archaeological sit, their classroom.
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Layer Cake Archaeology

For Teachers K - 2nd
Excavating cake? Why not! Kids spoon into some layers and artifacts during this tasty hands-on activity. The cake, a simulated archaeological dig, is the object of observation and discussion.
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Arlington Springs Man: Lesson Plan 3

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Imagine being part of a team of scientists that discover the oldest human remains in North America. Imagine being part of the crew that documents this discovery. Class members get a change to be part of such an exciting adventure in a...
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What did I find?

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students excavate an artifact. In this archaeology lesson plan, students get a bucket filled with dirt and a broken up artifact. They work in groups to take it out and to find what its purpose was. 
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Dinosaurs In Argentina

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers study the fossils in Argentina and why it is a good place to find them.  In this dinosaurs lesson plan students learn about the recent dinosaur excavations. 
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Mapping and Excavating a Jello Mold

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders, in groups, map the three layers of different colored jello layers in molds and note the placement of fruit in them. On the grid paper they draw each grape, raisin, or other object and carefully remove each layer. After...
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Underwater Excavation

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students calculate artifact size and ship capacity based on the excavation of an ancient Roman shipwreck.
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Classroom Dinosaur Dig

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Young paleontologists roll up their sleeves and get a little dirty in this hands-on unit on dinosaurs. Over the course of these seven lessons young scientists learn about these giant reptiles while excavating and assembling a T-rex...
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Lesson Design Archaeology

For Teachers K - 12th
Students participate in their own excavation and measure and record as they go. For this archaeology lesson students divide into groups and solve the mystery of what they uncovered in their dig box.
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Dell House Dig

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Learners demonstrate basic procedures for archeological excavations. They participate in an archaeological dig exploration off of Blackhawk Island in the Wisconsin River where the Dell House once stood.
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General Description of Site

For Students 6th - 8th
In this earth science worksheet, students identify what a site matrix is and that is composed of a sandstone mixture. They excavate each quadrant and write detailed journal entries. Students also complete a site map that illustrates...
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Digging Into the Past

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders study fossils and how they are charted. In this fossil lesson plan, 5th graders research the excavation process of discovering fossils, and view fossils. They then do a hands on activity that involves plastic fossils that...
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Digging Into Science: Excavation Procedure

For Students 5th - 10th
In this excavation procedure instructional activity, students determine the roles of group members for an excavation of a sample box containing buried bones. They complete 9 short answer questions before beginning the excavation.
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Mining for Chocolate

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students experience mining.  In this mining for chocolate lesson plan, students attempt to extract chocolate chips from cookies with toothpicks to model the excavation process. 

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