Archaeologists on a dig work very much like detectives at a crime scene. Every chipped rock, charred seed, or fossilized bone could be a clue to how people lived in the past. In this information-packed Letís-Read-and-Find-Out Science book, Kate Duke explains what scientists are looking for, how they find it, and what their finds reveal.
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Kate Duke has illustrated many popular books for children, including Let’s Go Dinosaur Tracking by Miriam Schlein. Ms Duke lives in New Haven, CT.
Readers will feel as if they're taking an active part in an archaeological dig in this informative entry in the Let's-Read-and- Find-Out Science series, reminiscent of Aliki's Digging for Dinosaurs and entries in the Magic School Bus series. Student volunteers accompany Sophie, the archaeologist, to an unnamed dig in a cornfield, where remains of people from the Archaic Era are being uncovered. Scientific information is spelled out in a straightforward text, defining terms--artifact, midden, and feature--as well as processes, e.g., wet-screening dirt. Dialogue balloons show the students' questions and reactions to their discoveries, while a pet beagle's comments provide comic relief. Inserts complement the text by highlighting comparisons between past and present, how tools were made, and what a basket of modern garbage can reveal. The need for meticulous record-keeping and expert analysis is also included: There is a behind-the-scenes look at a lab plus a complete picture of field work, including the long hours, hot sun, and tedious sifting of dirt. With her inviting approach to a complex process, Duke (Aunt Isabel Makes Trouble, p. 1398, etc.) ensures that this eye-opening field trip will inspire dirt diggers and treasure-seekers everywhere. (Picture book. 5-9) -- Copyright ©1996, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
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Book Description Harpercollins Childrens Books, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 006027056X
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