The Archaeology of Poo

A 29 page PPT that examines what ancient Poo can tell us about ancient lifestyles, patterns of trade, diseases and the people of the ancient world. With DNA techniques much more can be learnt about the ancient world through the study of waste.
The PPT looks at;
What we can learn from Poop
Critters in Poo
Case studies
Transmission of disease (silk road / Crusades/ Farming/ Hygiene)
Oldest Poop
The DNA evidence and scientific techniques
Plus some wonderful images of fossilised Poo
Latest evidence - well researched -great visuals and wonderful entertainment value - A must for all year groups looking at ancient cultures and what we are learning from waste products.



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Created: Mar 19, 2017

Updated: Feb 22, 2018


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