"Footprints on cave floors. Fingerprints on clay pots. A tiny horse made from lead. Archaeologist Lois Miner Huey pieces together these clues to show readers the lives of children from long ago"--Provided by publisher.
What would life have been like for you as a kid living twenty thousand years ago? Ten thousand years ago? Two hundred years ago? Would you have farmed? Hunted? Take a journey into the past to find out!
Construction workers in Albany, New York, were surprised to dig up a skull―much less, one that was more than one hundred years old! Follow the archaeological excavation of a long-lost slave cemetery and discover more about these forgotten bones.
March 25, 1913, began as a typical day in Dayton, Ohio. Downtown bustled with streetcars, carriages, and automobiles. By 8:10 a rush of water from the Great Miami River flooded the city. Desperate people climbed trees and telephone poles to escape the torrent. For days, people were stranded, cut off from the outside world. Experience the Great Dayton Flood through the eyes of those who lived it. Today the storm that caused the flood and devastated...
In a planned conspiracy to burn down major buildings in New York City during the Civil War, eight men of the Confederacy committed acts of terrorism. They attempted to destroy the city and claim it for the South by building a "Greek fire," which is stronger than regular fire because it is caused by chemical reactions.
Introduces historical archaeology, discusses important archeological finds from English settlements in North America, and explains how archaeologists dig in the ground and examine artifacts in order to understand the past.