Children's LiteratureSusan Provost Beller has written an intelligent and accessible book about archeology. From the prologue explaining the reassessment of Custer and the Battle of Little Bighorn to concluding thoughts on the World Trade Center, she uses her case histories well. Along the wayfrom the 1975 wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald in Lake Superior and farther back in time to Martin's Hundred, the Great Wall of China, Mesa Verde, and moreBeller manages to explain discovery techniques old and new. She also illuminates the problems contemporary archeologists must face, including ecological concerns. The text is fairly dense but always readable, even exciting at times. The illustrations are good but they are, unfortunately, all uniformly printed in sepia, which doesn't always do justice to the images. That said, this should be a must buy for middle school libraries. Rarely has the puzzle of the past been as well stated for this age group. 2006, Twenty-First Century Books, Ages 10 up.