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Search for the Lost Cave People

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The following resources from the companion Web site accompany this program:

Before and After
See before and after excavation photos and learn more about the following Central American ruins: Tikal, Copan, Palenque Palace, Temple of the Sun, and Temple of the Warrior (Chichen Itza). (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Future Ruins
Play a video clip of a recently discovered ancient Zoque site, built about 1000 years ago, to see what it may have looked like before the jungle swallowed it—and how it could appear again if restored to its former glory. (Requires RealPlayer or QuickTime plug-in). (Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)

Archeologist Thomas Lee
Learn why the Zoque are important, how their caves were found, and the significance of some of the items unearthed in this interview with one of the team's archeologists. Note: This interview contains information about child sacrifice. Please preview it to determine its appropriateness for your classroom. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Be an Archeologist (Hot Science)
Reassemble a pile of pot shards, and learn about why clay is such a popular material in this online activity. (Shockwave plug-in required.) (Grades 3-5, 6-8)

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Program Transcript
Complete narration for the TV program.

Teacher's Guide
Search for the Lost Cave People
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