Ancient Geoglyphs Discovered in Kazakhstan

WORLD Space-age technology has revealed an ancient mystery on the ground. (New York Times) Download, annotate, and print your own map of Kazakhstan here. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Using satellite imagery, NASA recently documented a series of geoglyphs in a remote region of central Kazakhstan. What are geoglyphs? A geoglyph is a large … Continue reading Ancient Geoglyphs Discovered in Kazakhstan

Oldest Decapitated Head in the New World

SCIENCE Archaeologists have unearthed the oldest case of decapitation ever found in the New World. The skull belonged to a young man and was buried in Brazil about 9,000 years ago. (Nat Geo News) Use our resources to dig deeper into the weird world of anthropology. Discussion Ideas The (very readable!) new scientific paper dates the oldest decapitated skull yet found in the Americas to … Continue reading Oldest Decapitated Head in the New World

Uncovering the British Atlantis

WORLD Doggerland, a lost world off the British coast that was flooded thousands of years ago, is slowly revealing its secrets. (Telegraph) Use our resources to explore the “British Atlantis” of Doggerland, and relate this content to Common Core and other standards with this handy blog post! Discussion Ideas Why does the Telegraph call the ancient region of Doggerland a “British Atlantis”? British: The marshy, … Continue reading Uncovering the British Atlantis

Armenia’s Stone-Age Arms Industry

WORLD High-tech archaeology has revealed that millions of obsidian artifacts, unearthed from the Aegean to Crimea, were made at a Paleolithic “factory” in the Caucasus. (Nat Geo News) Use our resources to take a look at an obsidian artifact unearthed a little closer to home. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our “Teachers’ Toolkit.” Discussion Ideas The great Nat Geo … Continue reading Armenia’s Stone-Age Arms Industry