THE TOP SECRET TIP PAGE
have many 'tips' that they can use.
Tips are sort of like hints
in that they give you a little bit
of information that you
would not have known if you hadn't found it.
During our virtual journey
through DhRl 16, we use a lot of tips.
Our tips come from many
different places: from books, from First
Nations people and from
Tips are great for archaeological
detectives, like us, because
they can give us the inside
scoop on things that we want to know about!
Let's pretend that you are
out walking in the park near
your house one day and trip
across a big log.
You almost hit your head
on a really big rock.
Phew! Close call .... but
you are all right.
You are lying face down
in the dirt. As you open your eyes
and get up you notice that
the big rock that you almost fell onto
has some strange designs
carved into it! Cool!
Being the archaeological
detective that you are, you take
careful note to remember
where the rock is. Since you have a pencil
and paper you sit down and
draw out the carved design.
Now is your chance to go
and get tips!
Can you think of some different
ways to do this?
Well, you could:
After collecting all of
your tips from these sources you probably
found out that what you
saw was called a 'petroglyph'. Without the
tips this would have been
difficult to find out.
Show your parents and teachers your
drawing and ask if they know what it is
Go to the library and look for tips
in books on carvings in rocks
Ask people who live nearby if they
know anything about it
Telephone or visit your local museum
or archaeology department and ask for tips about the carving in the rock