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Search for the Lost Cave People

Viewing Ideas


Before Watching

  1. The team investigating the Zoque ruins includes a variety of skilled professionals who interpret artifacts and make conjectures about the people who left them. Team members, however, do not always agree. As students watch, have them take notes on the artifacts collected and interpretations made about each. Students should note the following: the artifact found; which expert made conclusions about the artifact; and the expert's opinion(s). Have students pay attention to each expert's area of specialization and how this may affect an interpretation.

After Watching

  1. Have students review their notes on the interpretations of Zoque artifacts. When experts' opinions differed, which interpretations did students agree with and why? What other evidence might add greater certainty to the interpretations? What other interpretations might be drawn from the same evidence?

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