Archaeology & Anthropology for Kids
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Dig - Archaeology for Kids, subscription based US magazine/site with a cool website. Believe it not there's some information here on our very own Newgrange in the Ask Dr. Dig section. "Published with the Archaeological Institute of America, lets young people share in the thrill of archaeological discovery while learning about the cultural, scientific, and architectural traits and beliefs of different societies. Recent developments in the field of archaeology form the magazine's core subject matter. Each issue focuses on one theme, providing a broad understanding of the topic. Colorful graphics, photos, puzzles, games, and hands-on projects enhance cognitive and critical thinking skills."
Archaeology - Website of the magazine from the Archaeolgoy Institute of America - They even have an indepth look at "The Truth Behind Indiana Jone's latest Quest! Again it's a subscription based magazine but there's lots of free interesting stuff to download.
Kids Dig Reed - Great website that actually allows kids to carry out a virtual dig on the Reed Farmstead Archaeological Site. Try it out.
UCD Library - Archaelogy Subject Portal - List of Databases and Web Resources from around the world. Perhaps better suited to teens.
National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology Dept - Explore our own national treasures.
It's About Time - "This resource pack is designed to use archaeology as a theme in teaching the Social Environmental and Scientific Education (SESE) curriculum in an integrated manner. The main subject area covered is history with strong links to geography and science within the SESE framework. " This has a section for Parents and Educators but kids head straight to the Pupils Section for great fun activities.
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