The Iceman's Belt
Otzi died and was buried in glacial ice 5,300 years ago, alone and in pain, yet the remains of his body and equipment are teaching us more than any previous discovery about that time in history when our ancestors were moving out of the stone age and into the age of metal. He was prepared for his trek through the Tyrolean Alps as well as any modern climber. Click through for more.
French Prehistoric Art Reading Activity - La grotte de Lascaux
This is an assignment relating to the Caves of Lascaux (La grotte de Lascaux) in France. It is both a reading comprehension and a culture assignment. It would go well with Tresors du Temps Ch1, and with the Field Museum's Lascaux exhibit in March 2013.
Found in 1940, the Lascaux cave paintings represent many animals, including horses, bulls, deer, ibex, cats, a rhinoceros, and even the legendary unicorn. These pictures are accompanied by enigmatic signs and some human representations, such as a man facing a charging bison, raising new questions about the perception of our prehistoric ancestors. These paintings are estimated to be 17,300 years old.