By John Orna-Ornstein

Basic font archaeology can be defined because the research of every thing long ago. humans, animals, crops, climate, struggle, peace, meals, garments, paintings, structure, ideals and concepts - you identify it, and a few archaeologists, someplace, are learning it. they are on their knees in a muddy trench painstakingly uncovering a pot, or a few human bones. they're working the main state of the art desktop apparatus, CAT scanners and electron scanning microscopes or they are surveying the floor from planes. they're in a museum, rigorously cataloguing the main invaluable - or traditional! - relics of the earlier. This e-book goals to express the significance, the range and the buzz of archaeology.

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I t is impossible to know what people who died hundreds or thousands of years ago thought, unless they wrote their ideas down. But the remains people left behind do give hints about why they behaved as they did. Understanding and explaining the past is the great challenge facing modern archaeology. One thing that makes humans very different from other species is their ability to use symbols. Symbols are pictures, words or objects that represent thoughts. Ritual and belief This Iron Age shield was found in the River Thames.

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Please don't touch! Visitors are kept at a distance from the worldfamous monument of Stonehenge in England to protect its ancient stones. Archaeology and technology Archaeology has been transformed by modern technological changes. Archaeologists can now accurately date many types of object. They can analyze objects made from metal, stone or pottery to tell where the raw materials came from and how they were made. And they can use computers to reconstruct long-vanished buildings or even to test the methods used to build monuments.

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