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Archeology resources for kids

Fun activities that help you to explore life and times of people of the past!

Have you ever wanted to go on a real archeological dig?  Check out the Kansas Archeology Training Program (KATP) Field School This is a unique opportunity for students 10 years of age and over to join members of the public to work alongside professional and avocational archeologists. 

Virtual tours and other websites of interest

If you can't participate in this summer's KATP field school maybe you would like to check out some of these virtual digs.

Dig It!

Help archeologists as the excavate the site for the new Lakeville Mall. It is their belief that people have occupied this site for 10,000 years.  Perhaps you can help them to prove this before the new mall is built. This game was designed by The Oklahoma Archeological Survey is of interest to kids 8-13.


This is the web site for Dig, the archaeology magazine for kids. Targeted to children between the ages of 8 and 13 years, it provides archeological factoids, links to other web sites, a glossary of terms, a guide to events by state, and a forum of questions. There is also a link to resources for parents and teachers.

Texas Beyond History This web site has a page for kids

Books and magazines with activities 

Discovering History's Buried TreasuresArchaeology Smart Junior: Discovering History's Buried Treasure by Karen J. Laubenstein.

Three children and a talking cat are on a quest to return stolen artifacts to their proper places. Their adventure takes them to the American Southwest, Africa, and Europe. Story episodes are alternated with quizzes, activities, and experiments that will keep you involved and entertained. This book is recommended for ages 12 to 14.

Available from: Random House, Inc., 201 E. 50th St., New York, NY 10022; 800-733-3000; ISBN 0-679-77537-4; $10.

Dig A bi-monthly magazine especially for kids. This magazine includes articles on archaeology and paleontology (dinosaurs). The magazine's slogan is  "Archaeology is history, mystery, adventure, and fun." The editors also publish a Parents' Guide that is included with six issues of the magazine.

(ISSN 1524-4458) is AIA's colorful bi-monthly magazine for kids. The first issue in April/May 1999 declared,  This magazine also includes paleontology (dinosaurs).  for $23.95. Cobblestone Publishing Co., 30 Grove St., Ste. C, Petersborough, NH 03458 - 603.924.7209www.digonsite.com


This is an official publication of the Archaeological Institute of America. It offers news, interactive digs, and articles that are not published in the magazine. It is recommended for high school age and up. A guide to hundreds of sites about archeology and related studies. Pages include an archeological atlas, ancient civilizations, artifacts, current digs, and prehistory.

Archaeology Merit Badge Series

Archaeology Merit BadgeAre you working on an Archaeology merit badge? Check with your scout leader for this book which was published in 1997 by the Boy Scouts of America, Irving, Texas. Audience: Grades 6 - 12. Available from: Boy Scouts of America, Supply Division, Direct Mail Center, P.O. Box 909, Pineville, NC 28134-0909; 800-323-0732; ISBN 0-8395-5000-6; $3




The Next Archaeology Workbook

The Archaeology Workbook series

If you have a basic knowledge of archeology you will enjoy these archeological puzzles to solve.  Problems are set in North and South America, the Near East, Europe, Africa, and the Pacific.

Written David and Jonathan Driver; 1982 The Archaeology Workbook. University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia. ISBN 0-8122-1125-1 and 1989 The Next Archaeology Workbook. University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia.