WORLD Thanks to satellite imagery, archaeologists have uncovered nearly 400 ancient, previously undocumented stone structures in the Arabian desert. (New York Times) How do scientists identify ancient structures with satellite imagery? Our own “space archaeologist” can help answer that! Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Huge, ancient stone structures were just discovered in the Arabian … Continue reading Mysterious Stone Structures Discovered in Saudi Arabia
ARTS Newly discovered 38,000-year-old cave art predates the French post-Impressionist art form. (Smithsonian) What else was going on in those French caves? Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas The Smithsonian article describes carvings on newly discovered stones “prehistoric Pointillism.” What is Pointillism? Read through this great wonder-of-the-day from the good folks at Wonderopolis for some … Continue reading Prehistoric Pointillism?
WORLD A fragment of the world’s oldest known ground-edge ax has been found in the remote Kimberley region of northern Australia. (ABC, Australian Broadcasting Corporation) Watch our video explaining how toolmaking is part of what makes us human. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Researchers recently identified a stone flake from what they think is the … Continue reading Scientists Identify World’s Oldest Ax
WORLD Research shows that red deer were brought to Scottish islands by early explorers, but the question remains: where did the Neolithic colonists come from? (Guardian) Use today’s MapMaker Interactive map to better understand these maritime migrations across the North Sea. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit, including today’s MapMaker Interactive map. Discussion Ideas Exciting new research … Continue reading Riddle of the Red Deer
SCIENCE Otzi the Iceman, a frozen mummy from the Italian Alps, may have died with a wicked stomach ache—which helps date migration waves from Africa and Asia. (Nat Geo News) Use our resources to learn more about Otzi. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources, including a link to today’s simple MapMaker Interactive map. Discussion Ideas Take a look at the photograph … Continue reading Iceman’s Gut Holds Clues to Human Migration