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All Posts Tagged With: "Neanderthals"

Video-Enhanced Lesson

Sticks and Stones: Prehistory Technology: Lesson Overview

In this lesson, selected segments from the PBS series The Human Spark are used to help students understand both the construction and context of some of the prehistoric tools which allowed early humans to survive and thrive. (Grades 9-12)

Jul 1st, 2010 | Comments Off on Sticks and Stones: Prehistory Technology: Lesson Overview

Sticks and Stones: Prehistory Technology: Lesson Activities




Jul 1st, 2010 | Comments Off on Sticks and Stones: Prehistory Technology: Lesson Activities

Video-Enhanced Lesson

Digging for the Truth: Lesson Overview

A media-enhanced lesson plan using selected segments from the THE HUMAN SPARK to teach how archeologists discover and examine artifacts and use them to formulate theories explaining how humans were able to advance beyond our now-extinct cousins the Neanderthals. (Grades 9-12)

May 9th, 2010 | 1 comment

Sticks and Stones: Prehistory Technology: Video Segments

These segments from the PBS series The Human Spark are used to help students understand both the construction and context of some of the prehistoric tools which allowed early humans to survive and thrive.

May 8th, 2010 | Comments Off on Sticks and Stones: Prehistory Technology: Video Segments

Digging for the Truth: Video Segments

These selected segments from THE HUMAN SPARK may used in the classroom alone or in conjunction with the lesson plan, Digging Up the Truth, to teach how archeologists discover and examine artifacts and use them to formulate theories explaining how humans were able to advance beyond our now-extinct cousins the Neanderthals.

May 8th, 2010 | Comments Off on Digging for the Truth: Video Segments

Web-Exclusive Video: Belgian Neanderthals

Take a look at the excavations at Scladina, a deep cave only recently discovered outside Liege, Belgium, where Neanderthals lived 100,000 years ago.

Jan 8th, 2010 | Comments Off on Web-Exclusive Video: Belgian Neanderthals

Full Episode

Program One: Becoming Us: Video: Full Episode

Alan Alda confronts the puzzle of why our ancestors got the Spark and evolved into us, while the first humans to leave Africa for Europe--the Neanderthals--never did.

Jan 7th, 2010 | 33 comments

Web-Exclusive Video: First Neanderthal Find, Before Its Time

In this video, archaeologist Michel Toussaint describes how the first discovery of a Neanderthal skull in 1829 was ahead of its time.

Jan 7th, 2010 | Comments Off on Web-Exclusive Video: First Neanderthal Find, Before Its Time

Expert Blogger: Spears, Arrows, and Poisons! by Veronica Waweru

Veronica Waweru describes some of her game-changing research on ancient hunting and what it was like to work with our television crew.

Jan 5th, 2010 | 12 comments

Web-Exclusive Video: Neanderthal Burial?

Alan Alda learns that what had been believed to be a purposeful burial of a Neanderthal child now isn’t looking like such solid proof of ritualistic behavior.

Dec 29th, 2009 | 4 comments
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