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Teaching Curious Kids: who was the first ancient mummy?

Curious Kids: who was the first ancient mummy?

The first mummy to be wrapped up comes from the Chinchorro culture of South America, in the area of southern Peru and northern Chile. The oldest of these mummies was a person who died in 5050 BC, over 7,000 years ago. These Chinchorro mummies are 2,000 years older than the mummies in ancient Egypt!

Dr Serena Love, Honorary Research Fellow, The University of Queensland
The Conversation

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

What can we learn about the Chinchorro of South America by studying their mummies?
STANDARDS:
RH.2 - Main Ideas, W.4 - Clear writing

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3
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