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Building Pharaoh's Ship
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Building Pharaoh's Ship (Video)
Watch how Cheryl Ward, a marine archaeologist, and Tom Vosmer, an expert in reconstructing ancient ships, translate an ancient wall carving into a seaworthy vessel. Then see the clues found by archaeologists that support their findings. (Chapters 3 and 4, approx. 15 min.; Program available after broadcast)


Owain Roberts, Nautical Archaeologist (Article)
Read about Owain Roberts, a nautical archaeologist and expert at reconstructing ancient boats.


Explore the Shipwreck (Interactive)
Follow in the footsteps of marine archeologists and see what artifacts they excavated from a ship that sunk in the 1600s.


Be an Archaeologist (Interactive)
Learn about humans who lived long ago by unearthing the objects they once used.


Ask the Expert: Roger Macfarlane (Article)
Read answers to viewer-submitted questions for Roger Macfarlane, a papyrologist who studies ancient writings on papyrus, many of which are from ancient Egypt.


Lost Roman Treasure (Lesson)
Consider what future archeologists might assume about a present-day city.

Curriculum Connections
Archaeology, artifacts, evidence, drawing conclusions, city infrastructure, tree-ring dating, carbon dating, chemical analysis

Standards
Grades 5-8
Standard A: Science as Inquiry: Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry, Understanding about scientific inquiry
Standard G: History and Nature of Science: History of science

Grades 9-12
Standard A: Science as Inquiry: Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry, Understanding about scientific inquiry
Standard G: History and Nature of Science: Historical perspectives



EXTENSION ACTIVITY
Remote Excavation (Lesson/Interactive)
Find out about 10 of the modern archeologist's remote-sensing tools, from aerial photography to soil resistivity.

Curriculum Connections
Archaeology, remote-sensing technology, aerial photography, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Geophysical Diffraction Tomography (GDT), Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), imaging radar, infrared aerial photography, magnetometer, seismic vertical profiling survey, soil resistivity mapping, Thermographic Infrared Multispectral Scanner (TIMS)

Standards
Grades 5-8
Standard A: Science as Inquiry: Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry, Understanding about scientific inquiry
Standard G: History and Nature of Science: History of science

Grades 9-12
Standard A: Science as Inquiry: Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry, Understanding about scientific inquiry
Standard G: History and Nature of Science: Historical perspectives



   

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