Other Resources on the WWW
Archaeology Digs and Simulations
West Perry Archaeological
Contains pictures of student-created artifacts and a simulated dig
as part of an eighth grade class project. Provides steps for implementing
a similar project in other schools.
Analysis: Pieces of the Past: Exercise Introduction
An interactive simulation showing how an analysis of artifacts can
help determine the main features of an archeological site. Web site
visitors can test their knowledge of archaeology by placing simulated
artifacts in the correct underground layer.
Pieces of the Past
Describes the procedures involved in setting up an archaeological
Kids Dig Reed
An interactive, animated visit to a 200-year-old farmstead in West
Virginia gets one as close to a historic dig as possible without getting
dirty hands. Visit the "Discovery Zone" and follow the links
through the excavation process. Survey the land, run the metal detector,
screen for artifacts and more.
Archaeology as a Career
Dirt: I Want To Be an Archaeologist
Provides information about the field of archeology in the form of
questions and answers posed to an imaginary archaeologist.
Archeology in Iowa
A listing of numerous links to sites about the history of geology
and animal life in Iowa, including dinosaurs and fossils.
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Geological Survey Bureau
provides an extensive list of links to Iowa's archeological past,
including information on everything from floods to fossils.
Office of the State
Archeologist-University of Iowa
Provides links to numerous sites and teacher resources about the archeology
Studies and Water Programs
Provides many links dealing with the current and past geological formations
Geology and Bedrock Topography of Iowa
An excellent full-color map showing the ages of the various rock structures
found throughout Iowa.
Includes excellent links to information about Iowa's geologic past
as well as information about archaeology today.