A Selection of the Natural Science Book Club
“ . . . I enjoyed my first venture into the world of CD-ROM archaeology. Jeanne Sept teaches a great course.” —Jerald T. Milanich, Archaeology
“This is a superb teaching tool for an exciting subject. . . . This resource is authoritative enough to serve undergraduates in human evolution and early human ecology, as well as high school students and general users.” —Choice
“It is up-to-date, written with a scholarly understanding by someone who aims at an undergraduate college audience (any serious high school student could use this as well), with loads of information packaged in an attractive format.” —KLIATT
Olduvai Gorge in the Serengeti plains of Tanzania contains a rich store of archaeological evidence for human origins. Beginning with Mary Leakey’s important excavations in 1959, early sites in the gorge have become foundation stones for lively scientific debate and archaeological interpretations of proto-human behavior.
This multimedia, interactive CD-ROM is designed to engage students in the detective work of prehistorical research. It introduces both the authentic data from Olduvai and the range of methods and theories that archaeologists are currently using to interpret these data. The colorful program is organized into sections that give students a chance to interpret for themselves multidisciplinary data from the famous “FLK-Zinj” site at Olduvai.