Nancy Keane's Booktalks -- Quick and Simple
Mark, Jan.
New York : David Fickling Books, 2004.
ISBN 0385750323
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How many times have you heard your teachers tell you that we study the past to understand who we are.  We must not forget the past.  That is why all students must study history in school.  Imagine a future society where the government tries to bury the past.  Where society tries very hard to forget its past.  In 23rd century Rhine Delta Islands, things are all new now that the flood and the virus has wiped away the United Kingdom which used to be there.  Within the Islands, there is a small group of citizens who do try to hold on to the past.  The rest of the people call them Aborigines or Oysters and scorn them.  When a human skull is discovered on disputed land, both sides claim the remains.  This leads to riots and the possible banning of the study of archaeology.
SUBJECTS:     Archaeology -- Fiction.
                        Science fiction.
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