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Digging into the Past, Part 1

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Digging into the Past, Part 1
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 6 to 7
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   3.46

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    Euww, Hewson, orientation, estate, directly, covering, archeological, excavation, orderly, latrine, teens, informal, open-sided, trench, possibly, settle
     content words:    Then Dr

Other Languages
     Spanish: Escarbar en el pasado (primera parte)


Digging into the Past, Part 1
By Mary Lynn Bushong
  

1     Ben and Alexa looked out the window of the dusty old station wagon. Then they looked at each other and moaned. This was not the vacation they had been expecting.
 
2     Every summer their father took them on a vacation for two weeks. He called it bonding time, but Alexa preferred to think of it as boring time. After glancing out the window, she was convinced that this would be the very worst choice he'd made yet.
 
3     "Come on, Lex," Ben shoved her arm. "I know it looks bad, but sometimes what you see is misleading."
 
4     Dad had already hopped out of the car. The two young teens followed suit. This dry, dusty piece of real estate had to have something going for it.
 
5     A man quickly approached. He wore a baseball cap, a white t-shirt, and jeans. He made small clouds of dust rise with his hands as he beat some of the dirt out.
 
6     "Mr. Hewson?" he called to the group.
 
7     "Dr. Porter?" asked Ben and Lex's dad in reply.
 
8     Both men nodded and held out hands for shaking. Then Dr. Porter shook hands with Ben and Alexa.
 
9     "I'm pleased to meet you folks. We tend to be a little informal around here. Why don't you grab your gear? I'll show you to your tents, and then I can give you the grand tour a little later."

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