The Distant Past Archaeology
Do Now Take out your vocabulary sheets. Who are archeologists? What is their job and why might they have to work carefully in their field?
Archaeology Studies things earlier people left behind Campsites, shelters, other buildings Artifacts: art, clothing, pottery, tools, weapons Fossils: animals and humans
Excavation To expose or lay bare by as if by digging, unearth
Activity 1 Write the significance of each of the following tools an archaeologist uses: Notebook Shovel Brush Pick Radiocarbon Dating
Wrap Up List 3 things that you learned today about archaeology