Chatters, James. Ancient Encounters: Kennewick Man and the First Americans. New York: Simon &Schuster, 2001.
Information on the First Americans, how they got here, and especially the Kennewick Man.
Dixon, James Bones, Boats, and Bison: Archeology and the First Colonization of Western North America. Albuquerque: The University of New Mexico Press, 1999.
This book asserts that the first Americans were fishermen who arrived by boat some 2,000 years before the first Clovis settlers in North America. It is a direct challenge to the theory of the Bering Land Bridge.
Dunn, Ross. The Adventures of Ibn Battuta. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1986.
This book is a personal interpretation of the author of the life of Ibn Battuta with the cosmopolitan tendencies within the Islamic civilization as its primary theme.
Foster, Benjamin. The Epic of Gilgamesh: A Norton Critical Edition. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2001
A translation of the original Epic of Gilgamesh based on the study of ancient manuscripts with criticism and comment from William Moran, Thorkild Jacobsen, and Rivkah Harris.
Magnusson, Magnus, and Hermann Palsson. The Vinland Sagas, The Norse Discovery of America. New York: Penguin Books, 1965.
Two medieval Icelandic sagas translated into a story about the discovery and attempted colonization of America five centuries before Columbus.
Thapar, Romila. Asoka and the Decline of the Maurya. Delhi:Oxford University Press,1973.
Thomas, David. Skull Wars: Kennewick Man, Archaeology, and the Battle for Native American Identity New York: Basic Books, 2000.
This book examines the ongoing conflict between Native American tribes and the scientific community over the Kennewick Man and who owns the rights to archeological finds.
Hansen, Valerie.Voyages in World History Boston: Houghton Mifflin, forthcoming 2009.
General Information Website Information
http://www.animalfreedom.org/english/column/desirable_meat.html Information about the correlation of meat and increase brain size in the evolution of man. Dr John de Vos, paleontologist, provides incite into this aspect of evolution.
(http://www.anth.ucsb.edu/projects/human/) --A Science Odyssey, Interactive Activity
http://www.bcvideo.com/ -Documentary videos about the origins of man -controversial NBC video, "The Mysterious Origins of Man" included.
(http://cgi.pbs.org/wgbh/aso/tryit/evolution/) --Human Evolution: A Look At Our Ancestors
http://discovermagazine.com/2005/jan/first-americans-from-australia brief article on the Pe–on Woman III
http://www.econ.ohio-state.edu/jhm/arch/vinland/vinland.htm* Long, detailed explanation of the controversial Vinland map.
http://www.freedict.com/onldict/onldict.php - a translation Dictionary, easy to use.
(http://www.humboldt.edu/~mrc1/) --Overview of Human Evolution
http://www.innerexplorations.com/catsimple/exped10.htm- a little dated but great archeological photos and extensive background information on the Clovis people
http://www.mnh.si.edu/anthro/humanorigins/ha/ances_start.html) --The Institute of Human Origins, Science page
http://www.mnh.si.edu/arctic/html/kennewick_man.html - Excellent article by Dr. James Chatters on his discovery and evaluation of the Kennewick Man
http://nchs.ucla.edu/bha.html - Bring History Alive- two sourcebooks for teaching U.S. and World History in Grades 5-12 classrooms offering teachers a treasury of ideas for bringing history alive in the classroom.
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20001115wednesday.html?searchpv=learning_lessons- * Excellent site for lessons plans on the origins of man tobegin this unit. Great opening questions
www.pgcps.pg.k12.md.us/~univpark/bookbinding.html - Book Binding Techniques
www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/listofdiarists Definitions and alphabetical list of more famous diarists
http://www.world-mysteries.com/sar_1.htm -*Piri Reis Map (1513) with letter to Professor Charles Hapgood. Interesting site
(http://www.wsu.edu:8001/vwsu/gened/learnmodules/top_longfor/overview/overvw1.html) --The Smithsonian Institution's Hall of Human Ancestors
*Excellent site for origin of man information
Ashoka and the Qin Empire Website Information
http://www.ancientworlds.net/aw/City/286736 - difficult site to gather information. Some good color art photos
http://www.ancientworlds.net/aw/Article/550508 - brief history of Ashoka
http://www.answers.com/topic/asokaa - middle school friendly history of Mauryan Empire and Ashoka
http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-9009884/Asoka middle school friendly version
http://www.cs.colostate.edu/~malaiya/ashoka.html#FOURTEEN - list of Ashoka's Edicts; excellent site
http://www.khandro.net/Bud_doctrines.htm - Four Noble Truths
http://www.wsu.edu/~dee/MESO/GILG.HTM- a some times misleading site on historical background and tablet explanation of Gilgamesh
http://www.ancienttexts.org/library/mesopotamian/gilgamesh/ - explanation of tablets in epic
Ibn Battuta Website Information
http://www.sfusd.k12.ca.us/schwww/sch618/Ibn_Battuta/Ibn_Battuta_Rihla.html - Great site. Provides students with a virtual tour of Battuta's travels.
http://www.ummah.net/history/scholars/ibn_battuta/ middle school friendly site giving brief history of this great and traveler.
Kennewick Man Website Information
http://www.cr.nps.gov/archeology/kennewick/ An excellent site with great information on the scientific investigations including DNA, physical examination, and carbon-dating.
http://www.mnh.si.edu/arctic/html/kennewick_man.html - Brief history by James Chatters, forensic archeologist who was called in to work on the skeletal remains of the Kennewick Man. Pre case resolution
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/first/ - very good site answering, "Does race exist?"
http://pcwww.liv.ac.uk/~Sinclair/ALGY399_Site/kennewick_man.html - Layout of Case
Leif Erikson Website Information
www.barnstablepatriot.com/cccompanion/chapter1.html Cape Cod Companion- the history and mystery of Old Cape Cod- a folklore story of Leif Erikson
www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/nl/meadows/index_E.asp - L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site of Canada
www.sacred-text.com/neu/nda/nda19.htm- Voyages of Leif Erikson
www.scandinavica.com/culture/hisatory/vinland.htm Leif Ericson,~970/~1020 brief history for middle school students
www.viking.no/e/people/leif/e-leiv.htm -Leif Ericsson, a simple read for elementary school students
www.vinlandsite.com/index.htm - chronicles of 30 years of research on Vinland, lots of information on a variety of interesting topics having to do with Erikson and other travelers.
Li Qingzhao Website Information
http://www.chinapage.com/liqing-poetry.html -Copies of Li's poems
www.chinavoc.com/history/song/lqzh.htm brief article on Li Qingzhao
www.sino-platonic.org/abstract/spp013_ci_poetry.html-23k - excerpt from the Sino-Platonic Papers- nice background information on Ci-poems and Li Qingzhao
http://home.infionline.net/~ddisse/liquinzh.html -wonderful resource of Li Qingzhao's Ci poems
www.answers.com/topic/liqingzhao - quick overview to introduce Li Qingzhao
http://people.ucsc.edu/~myrtreia/essays/doulbe_nine.html notes on
by Li Qingzhao
http://www.melanconent.com/lib/knowl/history/china/song/north.html. condensed version of history of the Song Dynasty. Middle-school friendly
"Mystery of the First Americans." NOVA. February 2000.