Dating techniques in archaeology and paleoanthropology

The Ages of Treasures Timeline showcases some of Britain’s finest archaeological artifacts while The Multimedia Zone has several fun simulations, including Hunt the Ancestor, Iron Age Life, Diver’s Quest, Wetwang Chariot, Roundhouse, and the Dig Deeper Quiz.

Visit the Stonehenge Dig section for video of the historic Timewatch dig.

In the caveman section you can click on a skull for handy facts about hominids.

Lucy’s Legacy is a broad introduction to human evolution and discusses why Lucy is so important to human evolution.

The site is primarily text-based, aside from images there is limited multimedia, apart from a video of Darwin’s home and a few audio excerpts.

The Story of Africa: Early History This BBC site features Africa’s top historians and analyzes the events and characters that have shaped the continent from the origins of humankind to the end of South African apartheid.

It explores evidence of early human origins, follows early man through Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Ice Age, examines what makes us human, and ponders the future of evolution.

Of note is the “Controversies Timelines” that chronologically outlines the (often fiery) debate over his theories.

The site also features a glossary of terms and recommended web sites.

BBC Prehistoric Life This informative and engaging site, part of BBC Science and Nature, has many detailed sections, including Caveman Profiles, Lucy’s Legacy, Dinosaurs, Walking with Monsters, and more.

The Natural World section includes an Ice Age timeline with “cold” facts, and an interactive timeline of the warm/cold cycle.

The site also has information on excavation techniques.

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