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Archeology

Brief overview
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Daniel Qualls

on 8 November 2013

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Transcript of Archeology

Archeology
Reconstructing past lifeways
What is Archeology?
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Archeology is the scientific study of past cultures and the way people lived based on the things they left behind
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What is an artifact?
made
used
or changed by humans.
Archeologists study past cultures by examining artifacts which are objects either. . .
What are archeologists looking for?
Any evidence or artifacts that can tell us about people:
Such as
Human bones
Animal bones
tools or pieces of tools
burnt wood
trash
(Midden)
What are Archeologists NOT looking for?
Dinosaurs
Treasure
Rocks
Unless?
They were used by humans
How do Archeologists find artifacts?
Activity
Careers
College Professor
Researcher
State Archeologist
Cultural Resource Management

What do they do with the artifacts after they find them?
The whole point?
Trying to reconstruct how unknown people lived
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