This unit helps students learn how archaeologists investigate the ways people lived in the past. The investigation begins by introducing the mystery of ancient seeds that were found by archaeologists. This leads to a study of how archaeologists investigated the mounds found near Minneapolis, Kansas. Students learn what questions the archaeologists asked. They conduct their own investigation of prehistoric agriculture in Kansas. They will practice sorting images found in the student magazine into various categories and reach conclusions about what people ate and the tools they used 5,000 years ago as hunters-gatherers.
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