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Flintknapping (Series in Ancient Technologies)     View
Description of flintknapping, which is "the making of flaked or chipped stone tools. This technology was used in historic times to manufacture gun flints and in prehistoric times to make spear and dart points, arrow heads ... and many other tool ...

Stone Age Reference Collection (SARC)     View
A "reference program containing information about the typology, technology, raw materials, and study methods of the Stone Age," this is an illustrated compendium of topics belonging to the field of Paleolithic analysis. It contains short es ...

AKA Houdini     View
This exhibit provides biographical material about Harry Houdini (Ehrich Weiss), covering his childhood ("He told fans that he was born in Appleton, Wisconsin, but his real birthplace was Budapest, Hungary."), his rise to fame as an escape a ...

Why Was Captain Cook Killed?     View
This history lesson provides background about the killing of Captain James Cook in Hawaii in 1779. "In January 1778 Cook and his crew became the first Europeans to visit Hawaii (which they called the Sandwich Islands)." Includes a glossary ...

Houdini     View
Companion website to a documentary about Harry Houdini (Ehrich Weiss), who has been called "the world's greatest escape artist." Features escape techniques (for ropes, straitjacket, and more), film clips, timeline, a poster gallery, and pro ...     View
Biographical information about writer and humorist Erma Bombeck. Features a timeline covering Erma's writing career, her time with "Good Morning America," her television series, and other aspects of her life. Include photographs, audio and ...

Aboriginal Peoples     View
This site provides information about the four peoples of Aboriginal ancestry who live in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador today: the Inuit, the Innu, the Micmac, and the Metis. Also includes information about prehistoric peoples who ...

Of Mice and Men: The Student Survival Guide     View
An "annotative guide" to John Steinbeck's novel, arranged by chapter. Each contains a brief summary along with explanations of the vocabulary, allusions, and idioms used in that chapter. Includes a FAQ and related links. From an instructor ...

Expenditures on Children by Families     View
This report provides data estimating how much it costs to raise a child, both in "husband-wife" and single-parent families. "Since 1960, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has provided estimates of expenditures on children from birth t ...

Cool librarians     View
Visit this fun and interesting site and you will find out more than you ever wanted to know (fact and fiction) about libraries, librarians, and library related issues. Maintained by Professor Christopher Brown-Syed, Wayne State University Library and ...




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