DIGGING DEEP, HOW SCIENCE UNEARTHS PUZZLES FROM THE PAST, by Laura Scandiffio, Annick Press


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Poisons, ice men, and graves, oh my! Every archeological find adds to our understanding of the world, but sometimes a discovery is made that is so startling and different that it changes the way we view history. Digging Deep showcases the most exciting examples of these lost puzzle pieces and how recent advances in science brought them to light. From the new clues about life in the Stone Age gleaned from �tzi the Ice Man, to new opinions about King Richard III’s villainous reputation deduced from the discovery of his long-lost tomb, Digging Deep is full of fascinating examples of how modern science has disrupted the status quo. Sidebars and illustrations with easy-to-follow explanations of radio-carbon dating, DNA, and other scientific topics provide further reading to satisfy readers with an interest in STEM.

approx. 116 pages

Out April 9th, 2019

MY THOUGHTS:

I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

Wow! This book is incredible! The author showcases many very interesting archeological discoveries that have greatly affected our understanding of history. She also included sections that show how the discoveries were removed from the environment and prepared for studying/displaying.

What a great introduction to archeology with lots of photos and maps. Although this book aims toward a grade five + readership, I think any adult would love to spend time turning the pages of this book simply because of the subject matter. Great inspiration for story ideas for authors and a wonderful reference book.

I gave it a well-earned:

5-Star-Logo-2

 

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