Investigating the Ancient Past
5A's of Research
STEP 1 ASK
Why are archaeological sites important?
What is the role of the historian?
What is the role of the archaeologist?
What are preservation strategies?
You are to conduct a research enquiry into one historical site and its conservation issues and complete the submission task.
You must be focused on ONE archaeological site.
What search terms?
Be a smarter searcher
Words in your marking criteria can help.
Conserving Delphi Greece
Preserving “Ambu Simbel”
Protecting historic sites
Archaeological site management
Archaeology and “Ancient Egypt”
Saving historic sites
Excavation and Delphi
Conservation and restoration
“Site preservation” and Pompeii
STEP 2 ACQUIRE
Dig this: archaeology enters a new world – article in The Times about digital archaeology
Videos about archeology and preservation
STEP 3 ANALYSE
Skimming is a reading technique meant to look for main or general ideas in a text, without going into detailed reading
Scanning a text is a reading technique where the reader looks for specific information rather than trying to absorb all the information
Research and collect your information and references.
Suggested headings for your notetaking:
Name of your archaeological site – description, location
Effectiveness of preservation strategies
STEP 4 APPLY
Present your research in the Research submission task
STEP 5 ASSESS
Return to assessment
Review marking criteria
Check your draft by proofreading