So much of what we know about Ancient History comes from our understanding of archaeology. So, we always dig into archaeology when we study Ancient History.
However, Archaeology is a blast to study by itself!
My favorite thing is to learn about archaeological sites that are mentioned in the Bible. Archaeologists have uncovered ancient cities like Shiloh, Niveveh, Ur, Shechem, Joppa, Ephesus, and Dan. There is so much to learn about discoveries and how they confirm the biblical record.
When we study archaeology, we talk about tells, dig sites, and tools used to unearth artifacts. We have enjoyed creating our own dig site and unearthing treasures. First, we create artifacts from different civilizations. We dig a large hole and layer the artifacts from oldest to newest. You can learn all about our archaeological digs in Let's Have Our Own Archaeological Dig.
Our favorite archaeologist: David Down. He is amazing and we have read his books and watched his videos over and over.
Anyway, I am sharing our family's favorite archaeology resources below. Please share your favorites in the comments.
Until next time, Happy Homeschooling!
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The Archaeology Book By David Down is a great read aloud for the whole family fully of glossy photographs and all kinds of neat information. This is a book we go back to over and over. This covers the basics of archaeology from a Christian worldview.
Unwrapping the Pharaohs: How Egyptian Archaeology Confirms the Biblical Timeline by John Ashton & David Down is another amazing book filled with glossy photographs and informative charts. This book goes quite in-depth. I recommend it for advanced middle-schoolers, high schoolers, and adults. It comes with a DVD that the whole family will enjoy, though you will lose young children at points. This is a great look at Egyptian chronology and how historians are reworking dates which brings the dates in line with Scripture.
Let's Have Our Own Archaeology Dig by Meredith Curtis is a fun way to learn about archaeology with hands-on fun and real life learning.
You can find 26 of David Down's archaeology videos on YouTube. I am sorry to tell you that the quality is not great, but it is worth plugging ahead to watch these videos filmed on archaeological sites around the world. Watching the videos is free on YouTube at New You Ministry. Find David Down's Digging Up the Past Videos here. This is a great way to learn about archaeology and The Bible.
Exploring Ancient Cities of the Bible by Michael Carroll is a fascinating look at cities mentioned in the Bible. I love the illustrations in this book!
Unveiling the Kings of Israel: Revealing the Bible's Archaeological History by David Down takes a look at biblical history through the lens of archaeology. Fascinating!