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'Mammoth Mystery' Interactive Resource

The Mammoth Mystery Interactive Resource | Wisconsin Historical Society
Boaz Mastodon.

Boaz Mastodon Skeleton

Madison, Wisconsin. Source: University of Wisconsin-Madison Geology Museum

Mammoth Mystery is a fun interactive tool to help your students think about artifacts the way that archaeologists do.

Use it in conjunction with the 4th Grade textbook, "Wisconsin: Our State, Our Story," chapter 3. Students will discover the secrets of the Schaefer Mammoth by investigating:

  • How archaeologists understand the past
  • What matters
  • Why does it matter
  • How do we know

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