The Skull in the Rock

The Skull in the Rock

How A Scientist, A Boy, and Google Earth Opened A New Window on Human Origins

Book - 2012
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Chronicles the story behind one of the most significant archaeological discoveries of all time, explaining its significance for understanding human evolution and how it is shaping the thinking of the scientific community.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, 2012.
ISBN: 9781426310102
1426310102
9781426310539
1426310536
Characteristics: 64 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Additional Contributors: Berger, Lee R.

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KristiBernard
Oct 26, 2013

Imagine being a nine-year-old who gets to hunt for fossils in Africa. Most kids would think that would be the coolest thing on the planet. Matthew Berger is the lucky kid who gets to hang out with his dad and scientist Professor Lee Berger. Matthew and his dad were in Johannesburg, South Africa. The area they look for fossils is known as the Cradle of Humankind because important fossils have been found in the past in this area. Matthew discovered a clavicle, a bone that is part of the shoulder. Colorful real life photos demonstrate how small this bone can be and how keen Matthew's eye for finding fossils must be.

Young readers can learn how to look for and detect fossils. The history of Professor Lee's fossil finds along with photographs on site will engage students and teachers. Famous fossils such as the Taung Child, a new genus and species named by Lee, are among the pages with images. Lee uses Google Earth to get a closer look and detects areas of potential observation he may have missed. Young readers will travel along with Professor Lee as he explores and explains all the interesting facts, places and fossils he discovers. Important finds that change the history and what we may think about in terms of evolution are on these pages with proof and stunning photography.

This book is a must have for any home or classroom. If you have trouble getting your boys to read this is a great start and will more than likely peek their curiosity. The back of the book has a plethora of resources to get little fossil hunters wanting to learn more.

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