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Learning Exercise

Material: The Cave of Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc
Submitted by: William Paquette on Jun 23, 2008
Date Last Modified: Jun 23, 2008
Title: The Archaeology of France
Description: The Cave of Chauvet-Pont d'Arc offers the user insight into the prehistory of France and the people who lived there.
Type of Task: Individual, Student-centered, Supplemental Activity, Unsupervised
Time Required 3-5 hours.
Topics: Archaeology. French History.
Audience: College General Ed, College Lower Division, High School
Prerequisites Skills: None.
Learning Objectives: To acquaint students with the early archaeological history of France.
Technical Notes: None.
Text of Learning Exercise: Instructions: Read the following sections under "The Cave Today": Discovery, Authentication, Presentation. Read the "Results" section under Research. Read the following sections under "Time and Space": Geographic Context, Archaeological Context, Dating, Significance of the Cave. Under "Visit the Cave" describe the images under "artistic ensembles" and "natural and archaeological elements." Write a 5-7 page paper describing the archaeological site and explaining its importance to the history of western civilization.
Assessment: Paper.
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