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Additional Reference Materials:
Many of the materials listed have good background information for both students and teachers. In addition to the books, websites, and magazines listed, there are often articles on current topics in archeology in The New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, Washington Post and Boston Globe, as well as popular science publications like Scientific American.
For middle schoolers:
Panchyk, Richard. Archeology for Kids: Uncovering the Mysteries of our Past, 25 Activities. Chicago: Chicago Review Press, Inc., 2001.
Archeology for Kids. http://www.cr.nps.gov/archeology/public/kids/index.htm.
A program of the National Park Service. Great information on what archeologists do, different types of archeology, ideas for projects, and information on careers in archeology. The information presented is also appropriate for older students.
Dig magazine and http://www.digonsite.com.
An archeology magazine for kids. The website contains articles, quizzes, and teachers' guides.
For high schoolers:
Ancient Refuge in the Holy Land. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/scrolls/.
The webpage for this Nova program contains articles, a teacher's guide, and interactive activities. The program can be downloaded from the site, and there is a link to buy a video or DVD copy.
Archeology magazine and http://www.archeology.org.
A publication of the Archeological Institute of America. Contains interesting articles on new topics in archeology, interviews, and reviews.
Biblical Archeology Review and http://www.bib-arch.org
A publication of the Biblical Archeology Society. Site contains information on current findings, exhibits, and recommended books.
Ben-Tor, Amnon. The Archeology of Ancient Israel. New Haven, Conn.: Yale UP, 1992.
Marcus, Amy Dockser. The View from Nebo: How Archeology is Rewriting the Bible and Reshaping the Middle East. Boston: Back Bay Books, 2001.