A SCIENCE TO MAKE HISTORY

To discover remains and ruins… To recover the objects uses by our prehistoric ancestors thousands of years ago…

A SCIENCE TO MAKE HISTORY

To discover remains and ruins… To recover the objects uses by our prehistoric ancestors thousands of years ago… Archaeology is a fascinating science! But… Do you know how archaeologists work? How they search for the remains of ruins that belong to our Past? What happens when they find them? Discover archaeology and understand how we research History.

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WHEN HUMANITY DID NOT KNOW HOW TO WRITE

Since ancient times, man has left written testimonies of their lives, but...

WHEN HUMANITY DID NOT KNOW HOW TO WRITE

Since ancient times, man has left written testimonies of their lives, but…What do we know about our ancestors before they knew how to write? How did human beings live? How can we discover the answers to these questions? Why do the different periods of prehistory have different names? The research of prehistory is a real challenge… Discover everything we know and how we know it.

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BURIED SECRETS

During an archaeological excavation many different remains can appear...

BURIED SECRETS

During an archaeological excavation many different remains can appear: the bones of our ancestors, the tools that they made from stones, bones or metals, the ceramic vessels, the ruins of the buildings they built… Are you capable of finding out what you can discover about the past by researching the remains that archaeologists excavate?
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PREHISTORIC MARATHON

Prehistory is such a long period that it is hard to imagine exactly how much time it lasted…

PREHISTORIC MARATHON

Prehistory is such a long period that it is hard to imagine exactly how much time it lasted… To us, it seems that al historic periods have lasted long, but if you compare them with Prehistory, since the invention of writing until today, only a short amount of time has passed. If we image all of humanities’ History as a race, and we change time for kilometres… Could we discover how much prehistory lasted?

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A REVOLUTIONARY INVENTION

When humanity learned to trasnform clay into ceramics, they discovered they could create vessels to store, transport and heat water and food...
When humanity learned to trasnform clay into ceramics, they discovered they could create vessels to store, transport and heat water and food… Since then, ceramic vessels have been one of the most useful inventions of Prehistory, though they could easily break, and that is way hundreds or even thousands of ceramic fragments can be found at archaeological sites… Do you know how much an archaeologist can learn about history by studying these fragments?

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SURVIVING WITH STONES, BONES AND STICKS

During millions of years our prehistoric ancestors lived within nature and they had to overcome many dangers to survive: cold, hunger, wild animals…

SURVIVING WITH STONES, BONES AND STICKS

During millions of years our prehistoric ancestors lived within nature and they had to overcome many dangers to survive: cold, hunger, wild animals… How did they achieve it? Which were the first tools they created? When did they begin to speak? Explore the beginning of or history and everything we know about our most remote ancestors.

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STACKING TIME

Archaeological settlements are formed by many layers of ground and soil called stratums which have accumulated one on top...

STACKING TIME

Archaeological settlements are formed by many layers of ground and soil called stratums which have accumulated one on top of the other throughout time. Within these layers the archaeological remains have been buried, and archaeologists must excavate form top to bottom, contrary to time, to recover the remains and study what hat happened at that place during different moments of our past. Can you discover the history of this archaeological site by studying the remains found in each stratum?

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ABOUT CERAMICS, GRAIN AND SHEEPS

Thousands of years ago humanity discovered how to domesticate certain plants and animals, and Prehistory changed forever…

ABOUT CERAMICS, GRAIN AND SHEEPS

Thousands of years ago humanity discovered how to domesticate certain plants and animals, and Prehistory changed forever… Our ancestors stopped being hunter and fisher nomads, and became farmers and shepherds who invented new tools and objects that were so useful that some are still used today… What made this change possible? Do you know which the first animal to be domesticated was, or how we learned to cultivate different plants?

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THE BONES SPEAK

In many sites archaeologists discover the remains of those who...

THE BONES SPEAK

In many sites archaeologists discover the remains of those who had lived during the different periods of History: the skeletons and bones of our ancestors, or what is left of them… How did they die? What did they look like when they were alive? Who were they? Find out everything that we can discover about our past by studying human remains, mummies and tombs.

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DETECTIVES OF PREHISTORY

In the Alps there has been an astonishing discovery. Frozen within the ice of the mountain, the mummified...
In the Alps there has been an astonishing discovery. Frozen within the ice of the mountain, the mummified remains of a man who lived more than 5000 years ago, during the Neolithic, have appeared. The extreme cold having preserved the body as well as the objects he carried. Archaeologists have named him Ötzi, but what had happened to him and why he ended up frozen in the mountain is still a mystery… Who was he? How did he die? What can you discover by studying the remains in the laboratory?

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DIGGING UP THE PAST

With the pass of the centuries the remains and ruins of our past have been buried under ground, covered by layers of soil, dirt, dust or sand…

DIGGING UP THE PAST

With the pass of the centuries the remains and ruins of our past have been buried under ground, covered by layers of soil, dirt, dust or sand… Archaeologist have to excavate these sites if the want to recover them… How do hey do it? What tools do they use? How do they excavate if the remains are under water? How about inside a cave? Discover how archaeologists work to dig up the secrets of History…

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IMAGES FROM PREHISTORY

In different places of the plant many caves with paintings done by prehistoric men and women...

IMAGES FROM PREHISTORY

In different places of the plant many caves with paintings done by prehistoric men and women from thousands of years ago have been found, but… When did our prehistoric ancestors begin to do art? What do these paintings mean? Why did they do them? Do we know if they always painted the same, or were there other forms of art? Explore the traces of ancient art and discover everything there is to know about the first artists.

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SEARCHING AMONG THE GARBAGE

Most of the archaeological remains are ruins and objects that our ancestors had abandoned because the had broke, because...
Most of the archaeological remains are ruins and objects that our ancestors had abandoned because the had broke, because the were not useful anymore, or for any other motive… Therefore, many remains that find at a site are the equivalents of what we would call “garbage” now a day, and the job of the archaeologist is to deduce the History by studying them. Imagine if we wanted to know who lived in a house that was recently abandoned… What can you discover if you think like an archaeologists?

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BRONZE, IRON AND HISTORY

During the Metal Age, while the Egyptians, the Phoenicians, the Greeks or the Romans were creating...

BRONZE, IRON AND HISTORY

During the Metal Age, while the Egyptians, the Phoenicians, the Greeks or the Romans were creating their large civilizations, many people lived in other areas that had not discovered writing, and still lived in Prehistory. But, therefore… When did prehistory really end? What happened in the world when our ancestors discovered how to make copper, bronze and iron? Explore the end of Prehistory and the beginning of History.

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