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Radio Carbon Web Info

Welcome to the K12 section of the Radiocarbon WEB info site. The aim here is to provide clear, understandable information relating to radiocarbon dating for the benefit of K12 students, as well as lay people who are not requiring detailed information about the method of radiocarbon dating itself.

Echos from the Ancients

Almost 2,000 years ago the people of Yodefat - a small city in the Galilean region of what is now Israel - took a brave stand against the powerful Roman army. The rebellion of this poor, agrarian community started a monumental six-year war with the Romans that would change the course of Western civilization.

Prehistoric Art

What precisely is prehistoric art? Some believe that prehistoric art is any art which does not show the human form remotely similar to what actually exists. That is, there is no definate nose, mouth, eyes, or other complex facial features. Some compare prehistoric art to the art of younger children playing with crayons and in some ways this belief is not entirely dissimilar to the actual truth.

Field Museum “Living Together”

On this site you'll explore three concerns common to all of us: COMMUNITY, HOME and IMAGE. Take your time; look carefully. Why do you respond to your concerns the way you do? How might you respond if you were in someone else's shoes?

Mapping the Treasures of the Sunken City of Alexandria

Welcome to the companion Web site for the NOVA program, "Treasures of the Sunken City,". This program chronicles the underwater discovery of the fabled Pharos lighthouse, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, just offshore from the modern city of Alexandria in Egypt. 

The Science of Archeology

The word Archaeology means "The study of everything ancient." It is the science that looks into man's past to determine how our ancestors lived and why they did what they did.  A Collection of Odd Archaeology

If the Mummy Talked

Together they assembled a team in 1997 that has pioneered new high-technology techniques for putting a human face on the mysterious dead — in this case, a mummy acquired in 1893. The two-year project ended this past summer.

How is an archaeological expedition organized?

If you don't plan well in advance, you may not know where you are, you may not have what you need, you may not like what you must eat, and you may not have the help you require. All of these factors must be taken into account before you proceed into the field.  

Retracing an Expedition Odyssey Expedition

Each week you will be able to log into these World Wide Web pages and watch and participate with an archaeological excavation in action.

African Roots

HUMANITY was born in Africa. All of mankind are children - or great, great grandchildren - of the earliest Africans.

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This page was updated on:  04/10/02