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Accidental Archaeologists : True Stories of Unexpected Discoveries

by Sarah Albee


Scholastic Nonfiction
November 2020


Non-Fiction
Ages 8 – 12 . Grades 3 – 7


Secret treasures are buried all around us -- you just have to look for them!

Accidental Archaeologists takes you on an adventure through time to relive some of the coolest surprise discoveries by totally ordinary people all over the world. Meet:

- The cowboy who found an ancient skeleton
- A famous king buried underneath a parking lot
- The team who found New York City's hidden African Burial Ground
- A boy who finds the Dead Sea Scrolls while looking for his lost goat
- And many more.

Packed with incredible stories and expert tips for making your own exciting finds, this is an accessible, action-packed introduction to the world of archaeology.
Sarah Albee

Sarah Albee is the New York Times bestselling author of (mostly) nonfiction books for kids. Recent titles include North America: A Graphic Foldout Timeline

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Dog Days of History

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Poison: Deadly Deeds, Perilous Professions, and Murderous Medicines

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and Alexander Hamilton: A Plan for America. She lives in Connecticut with her husband, a high-school history teacher and administrator, and their three children. You can learn more about Sarah and her books at sarahalbeebooks.com.

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