Uncovering History

Author : Douglas D. Scott
ISBN : 9780806189574
Genre : History
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Almost as soon as the last shot was fired in the Battle of the Little Bighorn, the battlefield became an archaeological site. For many years afterward, as fascination with the famed 1876 fight intensified, visitors to the area scavenged the many relics left behind. It took decades, however, before researchers began to tease information from the battle’s debris—and the new field of battlefield archaeology began to emerge. In Uncovering History, renowned archaeologist Douglas D. Scott offers a comprehensive account of investigations at the Little Bighorn, from the earliest collecting efforts to early-twentieth-century findings. Artifacts found on a field of battle and removed without context or care are just relics, curiosities that arouse romantic imagination. When investigators recover these artifacts in a systematic manner, though, these items become a valuable source of clues for reconstructing battle events. Here Scott describes how detailed analysis of specific detritus at the Little Bighorn—such as cartridge cases, fragments of camping equipment and clothing, and skeletal remains—have allowed researchers to reconstruct and reinterpret the history of the conflict. In the process, he demonstrates how major advances in technology, such as metal detection and GPS, have expanded the capabilities of battlefield archaeologists to uncover new evidence and analyze it with greater accuracy. Through his broad survey of Little Bighorn archaeology across a span of 130 years, Scott expands our understanding of the battle, its protagonists, and the enduring legacy of the battlefield as a national memorial.
Category: History

Uncovering History Using Multimodal Literacies Ebook

Author : Michele Anstey
ISBN : 9781742005430
Genre : History
File Size : 22.51 MB
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Uncovering History focuses on developing and applying concepts through historical inquiry, rather than simply covering the facts and events of history without drawing conclusions and applying them to the present and the future. Essentially, this resource focuses on learning history rather than doing history. It explains how to use multimodal texts and primary sources such as maps, paintings, photographs, film, diaries and artifacts (many of which are available online), together with site visits to engage students in critical analysis, making comparisons, drawing conclusions and applying their understandings to other settings. Throughout the text the authors explore The Australian Curriculum: History through the use of texts conveyed by live, paper and digital electronic technologies. They unpack the layers of meaning conveyed in these texts via language, visual images, gesture, audio and spatial organisation. Reflection strategies help teachers explore these concepts and understandings further and TIPS (Theory into Practice) vignettes translate theory into suggested classroom practice. The authors also explore the links between the Australian Curriculum: English and the Australian Curriculum: History by examining the specific literacy practices that support historical inquiry.
Category: History

Metal Detecting

Author : Mark Smith
ISBN : 9781510711754
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
File Size : 20.2 MB
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Enthusiastic, thorough, and everything you need to know about discovering buried treasure! There is an incredible amount of treasure buried right under our feet, but most people don’t even know this huge amount of untold wealth exists. Imagine how it must feel to uncover large caches of silver and gold coins or long-lost jewelry packed with shimmering, precious stones. These are not some made-up fairy tales—there are people who, at this very moment, are finding these treasures. Veteran metal detector and treasure hunter Mark Smith takes you under his wing and demystifies treasure hunting in Metal Detecting by revealing his most closely guarded secrets and sharing personal stories of success. These valuable lessons and truly amazing treasure hunting stories will make you wonder why you aren’t out there with a metal detector right now! Metal Detecting cuts right through the technical jargon and spells everything out with full-color illustrations and easy-to-understand terms, making this book simple to follow, regardless of your prior treasure-hunting experience. Novices and seasoned veterans will both find plenty of helpful information buried in the pages of this book—from choosing your first metal detector to finding locations loaded with unlimited treasure possibilities, and everything in between. Mark shows you how to get out there and claim your own share of treasure, be it gold, silver, meteorites, old coins, jewelry, or relics. What are you waiting for? Grab a copy today and start uncovering history, adventure, and treasure!
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Archaeology For Young Explorers

Author : Patricia Samford
ISBN : 087935089X
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 69.51 MB
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Learn how archaeologists discover treasures in the ground and preserve them in the lab.
Category: Social Science

Uncovering The History Of Africans In Asia

Author : Shihan de Silva Jayasuriya
ISBN : 9789004162914
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 55.26 MB
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Study of the African diaspora is now a dynamic field in the development of new methods and approaches to African history. This book brings together the latest research on African diaspora in Asia with case studies about India and the Indian Ocean islands.
Category: Social Science

Uncovering The Past

Author : William H. Stiebing
ISBN : 9780195089219
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 25.86 MB
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When one hears the words "archaeology" or "archaeologist," often what comes to mind is an image of a romantic figure: Indiana Jones exploring exotic places in search of treasure and adventure. Indeed, novels, movies, and many popular accounts of archaeological discoveries have made this concept widespread. Tales of abandoned cities, ruined temples, primeval monuments, or mysterious ancient tombs tend to kindle the urge for adventure, exploration, or treasure hunting that seems to lie beneath the surface of even the most timid and conventional individuals. Today, however, archaeologists seek knowledge rather than objects that are intrinsically valuable. Their ultimate goal is to sweep aside the mists in which time has enveloped the past, helping us to understand vanished peoples and cultures. In Uncovering the Past, William H. Stiebing, Jr. offers an absorbing nontechnical history of archaeology, tracing the study of ancient material culture from its beginnings in the Renaissance through its development into the sophisticated modern discipline we know today. The first study to focus on archaeology as a discipline, Stiebing has organized this concise history into the four stages of archaeological development. The first two stages (1450-1860 and 1860-1925), known as the "heroic age," focus on the exploits of colorful, dynamic excavators who have made their mark on history and our imaginations. We read accounts of Giovanni Belzoni and the removal of the seven-ton colossus of Ramesses II, which was dragged by wooden platform and transported by boat from Egypt to London; we witness the clergyman John Peters's skirmish with Arab tribesmen, who surrounded his excavation site and finally pillaged and burned his camp; and Heinrich Schliemann's quest to prove the authenticity of Homer's Iliad by searching for ancient Troy along the Turkish coast. And we watch as archaeology comes of age as an academic discipline, employing stratigraphical excavation techniques, typographical sequence dating, and stratigraphically based pottery chronology--laying the foundation for universal archaeological activity. The third phase (1925-1960) marked the era of "Modern Archaeology," a time when, using the now generally accepted stratigraphical method of excavation, scholars were able to synthesize data to define individual cultures and trace their development through time. This period saw a greater use of scientific instruments and procedures to locate, date, and interpret remains, such as aerial photography, metal detectors, and most importantly, carbon-14 dating and tree-ring chronology. Lastly, Stiebing discusses the fourth phase of development (1960-present) which introduced a greater desire and need for a more complete understanding of ancient cultures, including their ecology, and attempts to explain why certain cultural phenomena occurred. He goes on to examine the greater emphasis on a cultural revolutionary approach, coupled with technological advances in robotics and computers over the last decade and a half and their commonplace role in modern archaeology. With over eighty photographs, illustrations, and maps, this vivid history is an outstanding introduction to the intriguing field of archaeology, chronicling the development of this former pastime of dilettantes into a rigorous science.
Category: Social Science

Everyday Life In Renaissance Times

Author : Antony Mason
ISBN : 9781583407103
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 75.31 MB
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Traces developments in European art, architecture, music, theater, literature, science, warfare, and exploration during Renaissance times.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Uncovering Our History

Author : Susan H. Veccia
ISBN : 0838908624
Genre : Education
File Size : 53.84 MB
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Using primary sources to teach history, which goes beyond rote memorization of dates and facts, has been incorporated into the educational standards of nearly every state. For overburdened K-12 teachers, librarians, and media specialists, complying with those standards is easier said than done. In this useful handbook, expert author Susan Veccia offers readers practical ways to incorporate these standards into their curriculum, using the resources of the Library of Congress's American Memory Website. This national treasure and resource for bringing history alive is home to over 100 digitized collections of primary sources - more than 7.5 million documents! While the wealth of information on this site is freely available, its magnitude can seem overwhelming. This hands-on insider's guide helps educators and librarians navigate the information and learn when, where, and how to incorporate these online primary documents into the curriculum. The author along with four contributors - three teachers, one librarian - share practical lessons and personal stories that illustrate: How American Memory resources can be used to teach history, information; Literacy, and critical thinking in elem
Category: Education

History Uncovering The Mystery

Author : Jonesy
ISBN : 9781467081528
Genre : Education
File Size : 26.60 MB
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"History: Uncovering the Mystery" is an entertaining introduction into the world of history. It is an attempt to introduce the basic concepts of history along with some historical events and figures to small children. It is an attempt to teach children that the world existed before their birth and how they can learn important lessons from the men and women who have came before them. It is also an attempt to instill in children the basic understanding of different types of history. These types are world, national, family, and personal histories. This truly will entertain and teach children. It is a must for parents who want to instill in children a sense of responsibility to leave the world a better place than they found it and honor the men and women of the past. These men and women include everyone from Grandma and Grandpa to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and George Washington.
Category: Education