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Children's Nonfiction Archaeology

Digging Deep

How Science Unearths Puzzles from the Past

by (author) Laura Scandiffio

Annick Press
Initial publish date
Apr 2019
Archaeology, Fossils, Asia
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    Apr 2019
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    Apr 2019
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    Apr 2019
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 10 to 18
  • Grade: 5 to 12
  • Reading age: 10 to 18



Poisons, ice men, and graves, oh my!


Every archeological find adds to our understanding of the world, but sometimes a discovery is made that is so startling and different that it changes the way we view history. Digging Deep showcases the most exciting examples of these lost puzzle pieces and how recent advances in science brought them to light. From the new clues about life in the Stone Age gleaned from Ötzi the Ice Man, to new opinions about King Richard III’s villainous reputation deduced from the discovery of his long-lost tomb, Digging Deep is full of fascinating examples of how modern science has disrupted the status quo.




Sidebars and illustrations with easy-to-follow explanations of radio-carbon dating, DNA, and other scientific topics provide further reading to satisfy readers with an interest in STEM.




About the author

Laura Scandiffio has worked as an editor for both children's and adult trade books. As an author, her previous book, The Martial Arts Book, showcased her love of history, her meticulous research, and her knack for storytelling.

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Editorial Reviews

“Interesting, educational and highly intriguing, Digging Deep is an enjoyable and captivating read.” —CM Reviews, 02/08/19

CM Reviews

“A fun and informative read for science and history lovers alike.” —School Library Connection, 05/19

School Library Connection

“Recommended for school and large public-library collections; best for mature, strong readers. Useful in history and science units and across the general social studies curriculum.” —School Library Journal, 02/19

School Library Journal

“Straightforward, fascinating, broad-ranging, and timely; this effort will fully engage budding archaeologists.” —Kirkus Reviews, 01/15/19

Kirkus Reviews

“Scandiffio‘s overall writing style is engaging and easy to comprehend, making this a great choice for many library shelves.” —Youth Services Book Review, 12/21/18

Youth Services Book Review

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