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Bibliography

Citation Machine Citation Machine is an interactive Web tool designed to assist students and teachers in the proper use of information property.

 

The X-Mas Files

Elves in Black Useful information about a man named Claus which you may use for your Keynote presentation

 

Early Man

Early Man Presentation - Using the knowledge you have gained from your study of early man, create a one-page, six-panel Comic Life presentation on the six themes from the OmniOutliner document. What images will you include in each frame of the comic? How will you represent your ideas visually? Be sure to include all the significant adaptations and developments made by prehistoric people. Early Man

Becoming Human - Becoming Human brings together interactive multimedia, research, and scholarship to promote greater understanding of the course of human evolution.

Human Evolution by the Smithsonian - This Smithsonian Institution program works to enhance scientific knowledge and public awareness of human evolutionary history.

Hall of Human Origins - The newly opened Anne and Bernard Spitzer Hall of Human Origins presents the remarkable history of human evolution from our earliest ancestors millions of years ago to modern Homo sapiens.

Fossil Fragments - This exhibition from the Yale Peabody Museum presents a wealth of information and fossil material on the evolution of our human ancestors. Join exhibition curator, Yale professor, and paleoanthropologist Andrew Hill for an overview of the exhibition and the ongoing fieldwork behind it.

Discovery of Early Hominins - Information about the immediate ancestors of humans

The Genographic Project - The Genographic Project is a multi-year research initiative led by National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Dr. Spencer Wells seeking to chart new knowledge about the migratory history of the human species.

Journey of Mankind - A Virtual global journey of modern man over the last 160,000 years. The map shows the interaction of migration and climate over time. 

The Great Human Migration - An article from the Smithsonian explaining why humans left their African homeland 80,000 years ago to colonize the world. 
 
Early Human Fire Skills - The scholarly journal Science reports human-like species migrating out of their African homeland had mastered the use of fire up to 790,000 years ago.
 
Cooking Up Bigger Brains - Richard Wrangham claims in Scientific America that our hominid ancestors could never have eaten enough raw food to support our large, calorie-hungry brains. The secret to our evolution, he says, is cooking.
 
Early Agricultural Site - An archaeological excavation in Sumatra has revealed a continuously-worked wetland for 7,000, and possibly for 10,000 years. It contains well-preserved archaeological remains demonstrating the technological leap which transformed plant exploitation to agriculture around 6,500 years ago.
 
Figs Likely First Domesticated Crop - Archaeobotanists have found evidence that the dawn of agriculture may have come with the domestication of fig trees in the Near East some 11,400 years ago, roughly a thousand years before such staples as wheat, barley, and legumes were domesticated in the region.
 

Discovering Ardi - "Ardi" is now the oldest skeleton from our (hominid) branch of the primate family tree. These Ethiopian discoveries reveal an early grade of human evolution in Africa that predated the famous Australopithecus nicknamed "Lucy."

Stone Age Hand-Axes - A gallery of images with locations and dates for tools discovered in the Pleistocene Era. 

Virtually the Ice Age - Explore this online learning resource and learn about our early Ice Age ancestors and the landscape they inhabited. Developed with help from the British Museum, this website is aimed at Educators and learners of all ages and abilities.

The Story of Pech - An excavation of Paleolithic archaeology in France, and in particular, about the site of Pech de l'Azé IV, which was inhabited by Neandertals some tens of thousands of years ago during the Ice Ages.  From the University of Pennsylvania.

Lascaux Cave - A fantastic 3-D modeling of the cave network in Lascaux, France

The Cave of Chauvet-Pont-D'Arc - The Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc Cave is a cave in the Ardèche department of southern France that contains the earliest known cave paintings, as well as other evidence of Upper Paleolithic life.

Prehistoric Life - BBC Nature's site provides an excellent search engine to source information

Human Beginnings - A section of the BBC site providing information about the evolution of man, cavemen facts, the mystery of the human hobbit, the day we learned to think, and a caveman challenge (are you up to it?)

ArchNet Home Page - A multilingual archeology resource page.  Look in the subject areas, which include flora and fauna, artifacts, geoarcheology, and site tours.

eSkeletons - The e-Skeletons Project website enables you to view the bones of a human, gorilla, and baboon and gather information about them from the osteology database.

 

 

Egypt

Ancient Egypt Keynote Presentation - Guidelines, processes, and expectations for the Ancient Egypt project.
http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/menu.html- Great site from the British Museum
http://members.xoom.com/edpa/egypt/egypt.html- Aegyptica - A Study of Ancient Egypt
http://www.neferchichi.com - the tomb of the chihuahua pharaohs. Great graphics!
http://emuseum.mankato.msus.edu/Egypt/History/history.htm
- History of Ancient Egypt
http://www.pbs.org/nova/pyramid
- virtual tour ofpyramids, follow an archaelogical dig
http://www.memphis.edu/egypt/main.html - Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology

Ancient India

Ancient India Keynote Presentation

Guidelines, processes, and expectations for the Ancient India project.

 

Ancient India - Explore the people, culture, beliefs, and history of ancient India using animations, 3D models and objects from The British Museum's collections.

Buddhism - Explore all the branches of Buddhism. From the life of Siddhartha Gautama to the sudras.


Ancient China

Kidipede  -

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Mr.Donn  -

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Ancient Greece

Ancient Greece Cyber World - Thecontent of this website includes 8 total sub-subjects, which includeGeography, Mythology, People, Culture & Society, Olympics, Wars,History, and Art & Architecture. All of these 8 sub-subjects have ahearty description of itself, about 6-8 paragraphs. Anirudh V.


Mythology - My first impression of the website was thatit was interesting, and worth my time. A family tree of the gods and titansgreet you immediately, and next to it, there are some links to more informationon some characters. As you scroll down, small subheadings provide informationabout important Greek characters. Ashley Z.

MythWeb - The creators of this website: Mythweb.com used a lot of imagination whilemaking it. There are funny, interactive pictures that explain what each god orhero does and who they are. There is useful information and links that lead youto more content about myths and legends. The content is well written andhelpful on this project. I would recommend it to students doing GreekMythology. Good luck! Natasha N.

Woodlands-Jr. Ancient Greece - This website is so great that it has an introduction of Greece and Greece today. It has information on daily life, food, and Greek mythology. It can tell you about famous people in Greek history. Uttara J.