How do we learn about ancient civilizations? Fortunately, the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, and Rome left plenty of records behind. This series examines that evidence and explains how historians use it to reconstruct what life was like thousands of years ago. Students will analyze a variety of artifacts, including writings, carvings, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, and archaeological remains. They will learn how such records provide insight into each society--who the people were, how they communicated, how they governed, how they worshipped, and what daily life was like. This dynamic approach will engage students and give them a new appreciation for the rich and fascinating civilizations of the past.