Monday, February 20, 2012

Mystery #9

Where is it? What is its name? Who build it? How old is it? What was it used for?
Part 2:
How is this related to the photo above? How are they alike? How are they different?
Which site is probably older?
Did they have the same purpose or different purposes?
Do you guess that the same people built them?

Carnac stones

Look at the three photos below in France. Can you give three reasons why some of the stones are missing?

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


The are Olmec Heads.
Who made them? Where are they located? Why were they made? How old are they? Why did they make them so large?


Each Mayan city had its own glyph. Here are some examples by my third graders.

Monday, February 13, 2012


Read the instructions with the teacher. Here are some illustrations to help you.
You will use paper similar to this to document your findings.

Your dig site color will be yellow, blue, black, or red. Each one is different.

You will find artifacts from 4 different Mayan areas of settlement:
The Coastal Mayans
The Peasant (Thorn Forest) Mayans
The Lowland Rainforest Mayans
The Highland Rainforest Mayans

When you finish a dig site square, place the cube in the center. Leave the artifact where you found it. Why?

Notice the side panels of the box. This tells you the reference number. Which square has the artifact?

We are indoors because it's just a little too wet outside for archaeology!

Monday, February 6, 2012


Where is it? What is it? Who built it? Why is it important? What is its name?