World's Oldest Mummies

Secondary KLA:
Science
Educational levels:
Year 9, Year 10

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This 13 minute video describes how science supports archaeology. Dr Paul Willis follows a group of Australian volunteer archaeologists as they unravel the complex archaeology of the Atacama Desert in Chile and find mummies that were made thousands of years before the Egyptian civilisation started. How scientific ideas and methods can help us to learn about past cultures and people.

NSW syllabus outcomes

(SC5-7WS) processes, analyses and evaluates data from first-hand investigations and secondary sources to develop evidence-based arguments and conclusions

Australian curriculum content descriptions

(ACSHE161) Advances in science and emerging sciences and technologies can significantly affect people’s lives, including generating new career opportunities

(ACSHE195) Advances in science and emerging sciences and technologies can significantly affect people’s lives, including generating new career opportunities

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Resource type:
MovingImage
ScOT topics:
Archaeology, Radiocarbon dating
File type:
text/html
Language/s:
en-AU
Author:
ABC - Catalyst
Publisher:
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Date created:
Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Resource ID: b06f69d1-a5ff-46e0-be09-69370657bd0f