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Teaching Kincaid Shelter

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This two-part lesson illustrates how archeologists use stratigraphy (layering of the earth) to help determine which animals lived (or were hunted) at the Kincaid Shelter over the last 13,000 years and how some of these animals may have become extinct. Students work with a partner to answer stratigraphy diagram questions, then search the Kincaid Shelter website to identify animals whose remains were found in different layers of Kincaid. The animals’ names are then used to solve a “Magic Squares” puzzle. View TEKS and download page.

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