Instructions for the Teacher
The teacher’s document is 32 pages, consisting of background information and four sections corresponding with the student archaeology notebook. It includes a brief history of Jarmo. Quadrant maps of the light station site are provided for students to study how the dwelling was used by people who lived there.
Student Archaeology Notebook
The student notebook is 32 pages of informational texts and data collection sheets about the Neolithic Revolution and a dwelling at Jarmo. Professor Salma Samar Damluji, an Iraqi architect informs students how ancient techniques are used today in modern architecture. To understand the lives of the people of Jarmo students investigate the objects they used, the plants and animals they cultivated and domesticated, and the landscape they inhabited. The students will learn how an archaeological site is interpreted, why it is important today, and how to preserve it for future generations to enjoy. The investigation contains all of the data sources and analytical tools the students will need to investigate a Neolithic Dwelling from the historical, archaeological, and cultural perspectives.