Fossils by Margaret

On October 30th, 2007 there was a fossilized spider that was found. Scientists brought the 50 million year old spider back to life by 3D pictures. They say that this was the first time the VHR-CT technique was used to digitally dissect a fossil in amber.

On January 8th, 2008 it was proved that France was a jungle because some 55 million old fossils were found. It was discovered in the Oise river area in northern France. The second picture is about the fossils that were found.

On September 3rd, 2008 the scientists from Oregon State University and National History Museum in London have found the oldest fossil Gecko. It is said that it is about 97 to 110 million years ago.

As you can see, there is lots of information about fossils that may be related to what 6th graders are learning in humanities- archaeology. These kinds of news are related to what they are learning because if they can get information from outside of school, they will understand better how this archaeology is working. The 6th graders are going to do some model digs that are going to help understand more about what archaeology is and why it is important. Also, they are watching an educational movie about a boy named CT and the crew traveling to search for evidence about the Mayans which is called “The Second Voyage of Mimi”.

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