National Geographic Investigates: Ancient Celts

National Geographic Investigates: Ancient Celts

by Jen Green
     
 

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The people called Celts influenced a huge span of territory. Many different Celtic cultures existed, ranging from the Black Sea to Ireland. In all parts of that enormous area, archaeologists have searched for years, looking for clues to the history of the Celtic past. Learn about mysterious bog bodies, and the stories they have to tell. Wonder at the fabulous gold… See more details below

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The people called Celts influenced a huge span of territory. Many different Celtic cultures existed, ranging from the Black Sea to Ireland. In all parts of that enormous area, archaeologists have searched for years, looking for clues to the history of the Celtic past. Learn about mysterious bog bodies, and the stories they have to tell. Wonder at the fabulous gold jewelry decorated with intricate designs. See how ancient artifacts help scientists today piece together the puzzle of the Celts' past. Every find brings us a new understanding of ancient Celtic culture.

It is National Geographic's mission to explore the world and all that's in it and to bring discoveries and knowledge to the widest array of people possible. National Geographic Investigates introduces young people to cutting-edge techniques of investigation, the most current discoveries, and the way that those discoveries are interpreted to throw new light on ancient civilizations.

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School Library Journal

Gr 3-7

With excellent-quality photographs and a well-written text, this is a thorough presentation of the most up-to-date knowledge about this ancient European culture, from its origins in 800 B.C. through A.D. 500, and cites the echoes of Celtic traditions that live on today. Aerial photos, time lines, informative sidebars, and National Geographic's famous maps augment text that asks and answers interesting questions ("Why did the Celts make human sacrifices?" "What happened when the Romans came?"). Rigorous in its distinction between theory, supposition, and proven fact, the book has photos of artifacts, sites, and physical remains-including close-ups of Celtic "bog people" showing details such as manicured fingernails and hairdos. Scale is scrupulously noted for all objects and structures in both English and metric units. Numerous explanations of techniques and processes-both of the Celts and those employed by archaeologists to study them-inject an element of how-to, a canny addition that will hook readers fascinated by how things work and how we figure things out. Previous books on the subject for this age group have concentrated on the British Isles, or have focused on Celtic myths or daily life. Ancient Celts is a balanced, scientific account that doesn't stint on the mummified remains. Sure to appeal to a broad range of learners.-Paula Willey, Baltimore County Public Library, Towson, MD

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781426302251
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Publication date:
02/12/2008
Series:
National Geographic Investigates Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
6.95(w) x 10.04(h) x 0.41(d)
Age Range:
10 - 12 Years

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