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Top 10 Apps for Teaching Archaeology

Top 10 Apps for Teaching Archaeology | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it

Feeling like archeology is a bit dry for the kids of today’s classrooms? Today’s fast paced society makes fascinating topics like the study of humans in bygone eras seem dull to kids. Drawing in some of the technology of the day certainly does not completely replace classroom teaching activities, but can be a great way to draw kids’ interest and get them hooked on a bit of archeology. Take a moment to explore the following apps for iPhone, Android, and iPads to get a feel for how you can utilize the latest technology to help your student’s discover the exciting secrets of the past.


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Pot Burials of Dogs Found at Abydos - Archaeology Magazine

Pot Burials of Dogs Found at Abydos - Archaeology Magazine | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
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Tarim Basin Mummy - Archaeology Magazine

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The Archaeology News Network: Italy's rich heritage treated like a poor relation

The Archaeology News Network: Italy's rich heritage treated like a poor relation | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
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Ancient Greeks: Spartan Invasion | History Channel Documentary

Zecharia Sitchin (July 11, 1920 -- October 9, 2010) was an Azerbaijani-born American author of books promoting an explanation for human origins involving anc...

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gives insight on spartan people and invasion.

 

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10 Movies That Rewrote History

10 Movies That Rewrote History | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Movies lie — especially when it comes to history
YouTube channel Alltime10s rounded up 10 films that took a few too many liberties when it came to historical facts.

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Pompeii Is Crumbling—Can It Be Saved?

Pompeii Is Crumbling—Can It Be Saved? | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Collapses highlight "critical" situation, but site is "absolutely safe for tourists."

Last month, part of a major wall came tumbling down in Pompeii, the ancient Roman city frozen in time by a f...

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Irish bog bodies ‘may have been victims of climate change’

Irish bog bodies ‘may have been victims of climate change’ | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
BBC documentary says high kings may have been killed to appease gods after bad harvests

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'Rude' Beyoncé banned from Pyramids by 'Egypt's Indiana Jones'

'Rude' Beyoncé banned from Pyramids by 'Egypt's Indiana Jones' | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
No-one keeps Zahi Hawass, the controversial archaeologist described as Egypt's Indiana Jones, waiting. Not even Beyoncé.
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Viking-age 'gold men' unearthed in Sweden - The Local

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Swedish archaeologists have revealed a secret hoard of ancient trinkets including gold figures and Viking coins, with experts hoping the find will reveal more i
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Vengeance on the Vikings - Archaeology Magazine

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Mass burials in England attest to a turbulent time, and perhaps a notorious medieval massacre
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Persian silk in Viking burials – Archaeology News from Past Horizons

Persian silk in Viking burials – Archaeology News from Past Horizons | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it

The silk trade was far more comprehensive than we have hitherto assumed and recent research may change our perceptions of the history of the Norwegian Vikings.

After four years of in-depth investigation of the silk trade of the Viking Age, Marianne Vedeler, Associate Professor at the Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo has found that the Norwegian Vikings maintained trade connections with Persia and the Byzantine Empire through a network of traders from a variety of places and cultures who brought the silk to the Nordic countries.


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How did ancient Greek music really sound?

How did ancient Greek music really sound? | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Greek drama had music as well as words. Academics are bringing the sound back to life
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Battle of Hastings 'fought at site of mini roundabout' - Telegraph

Battle of Hastings 'fought at site of mini roundabout' - Telegraph | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Channel 4's Time Team believe they have identified the site of the Battle of Hastings and death of King Harold - now occupied by a mini roundabout
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Archaeologists Explore Egypt’s Valley of the Kings - Archaeology Magazine

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Skull find shows women were sacrificed in ancient China

Skull find shows women were sacrificed in ancient China | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Beijing (AFP) - Archaeologists in China have unearthed the skulls of more than 80 young women who may have been sacrificed more than 4,000 years ago, state media reported Monday.
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The Archaeology News Network: Visit the Vatican’s ancient catacombs with Google Maps tour

The Archaeology News Network: Visit the Vatican’s ancient catacombs with Google Maps tour | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
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I did this tour in 2008 and the archaeology is brilliant.

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Women in the Ancient Mediterranean World

Women in the Ancient Mediterranean World | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it

The status of women in ancient civilizations was dictated by religion and position, rarely impacting the everyday lives of everyday female interactions.

 

For the vast majority of women in the Ancient world, daily life revolved around the home as caretakers of children or household managers. Historians that cite examples of powerful women usually rely upon exceptional females, often associated with religious rituals such as the Oracle at Delphi or Rome’s Vestal Virgins. Although the Mediterranean pantheon of goddesses reflects power and cult-following, their example inspired upper class women as well as men, as in the case of the cult of Isis. The lives of everyday women were scarcely affected.


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Cassandra Folkerth's curator insight, September 28, 2013 2:10 PM

Its interesting to think about how the role of women is based entirely on the religion adopted by that society. If one society has a female god I believe that socitey would have more respect for the female gender. But many societies are quite patriarichal, therefore having more respect for the man than woman. 

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This scoop gives some insight on what it was like to be a women in the Ancient Mediterranean World. First of all, women were seen as subservient to males, they were in charge of being caretakers of children and to take care of the home. This scoop goes into depth of the few women in ancient history who had a higher status in women kind by being included in things men were such as poetry, politics and relgious events.

Karina Moreno's curator insight, April 28, 8:38 PM

I  find it unreal that a lot of history do not mention women nor in many regions they were consider a citizens.  Back then they should have realized that women were that made everything happen.  A population of people wouldn't have been possible with women giving birth and raising to create who we are today.

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Book review: History's Naughty Bits by Karen Dolby - Beverley Guardian

Book review: History's Naughty Bits by Karen Dolby - Beverley Guardian | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Beverley Guardian Book review: History's Naughty Bits by Karen Dolby Beverley Guardian Millennia later, 18th century archaeologists excavating the ancient Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum could barely move for overtly sexual art and erotic...

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Mass grave found at Durham World Heritage Site excavations

Mass grave found at Durham World Heritage Site excavations | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Durham University archaeologists have found the remains of a least 18 bodies at a dig on the City’s World Heritage Site, clear evidence of a mass burial

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David Connolly's curator insight, November 29, 2013 10:43 AM

Durham University archaeologists have found the remains of many more human bodies at a dig on the City’s World Heritage Site, providing clear evidence of a centuries-old mass grave. The number of bodies found has risen from four to 18.

Experts first thought they had uncovered remains of Durham Cathedral’s medieval cemetery, whose boundaries may have extended further than the present day burial site.

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Ancient erotic frescoes get makeover in Italy show

Ancient erotic frescoes get makeover in Italy show | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Naked artists posing as cavorting nymphs and satyrs star in a new exhibition that opened in Italy this week which features adapted images of some of the eye-catching erotic frescoes from the ancient Roman city of Pompeii.
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The Digital Hadrian's Villa Project

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Vikings - Episodes, Video & Schedule - History.com

Vikings - Episodes, Video & Schedule - History.com | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Every Northman knows the tales of the great god Odin, who resides in Asgard alongside the other gods of Viking legend.
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Underwater Archaeology | The Museum of Underwater Archaeology | Shipwreck | Maritime

Underwater Archaeology | The Museum of Underwater Archaeology | Shipwreck | Maritime | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
The Museum of Underwater Archaeology contains exhibits submitted by underwater archaeologists and maritime historians from around the world
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Did fire kill off Australia's megafauna?

Did fire kill off Australia's megafauna? | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Australia was once home to gigantic reptiles, birds and marsupials, but sadly they’re no longer with us.
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