Thanks for being part of Archaeology week!
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Today is Friday, July 31
The resources for today are posted below.
Compare the Life of a Nobleman and a Farmer in Ancient Egypt.
The Terra Cotta Warriors of China
Learn about this amazing archeological find: a whole army of warrior statues buried underground!
Natural History Museum Washington DC Dinosaur Exhibit Walking Tour
This video will tell you all about Ancient Greece in 4 minutes.
Check it out!
This webpage can give you an overview of what we now know about Ancient Greece. It includes lots of photographs of Greek artifacts like pottery, sculpture, and carvings.
This page shows an example of how pottery from over 2,000 years ago can tell modern archaeologists what life was like for people living then.
Today's craft is your own Pottery Artifact! Decorate your ceramic dish with images that describe your life. What could an archaeologist learn about you if they find your dish in 100 years, 1,000 years, or 1,000,000 years?
You have the option to break your dish into pieces when it is done. You can use the pieces to go on an archaeological dig, you can put the pieces back together like a puzzle, or you can use them as elements in your sensory bin. Remember that if you choose to break your dish, you may be able to put it back together but it may not look exactly like it started! Think carefully about whether you want to do this.
2 Ways to Break Your Dish into Pieces Without Shattering It:
1. Go outside to a driveway or sidewalk. Stand up and hold your dish at the level of your knees. Drop it. If it does not break, try dropping it from a little higher (like your thighs). If that doesn't work, try again from a little higher (like your belly). Continue dropping it from higher and higher until it breaks into a few pieces (3-5 pieces is ideal).
2. Put your dish inside a Ziploc bag, upside-down. With an adult's help, use a hammer or other hard object to tap the bottom of the dish. Start gently, and if the dish does not break, try tapping a little harder. Continue this until it breaks into a few pieces (3-5 is ideal).