An artifact is a man-made object used by humans. Humans would create things like pottery, arrowheads, coins, tools, toys, and jewlery. Artifacts help archaeologists uncover the past, by giving them an idea of what our ancestors used and created back then.
Two, four, six, eight, ten, antiques need to go back to their origins. Antiques need be relocated back to their original origins, because that's where they belong and came from in the beginning. They need to be returned to the origins or place they came from because that is where they were made, and they belong with the people that made them.
Nowadays we use a lot of technology in our daily lives, but have you ever wonder how Archeologist discover ancient civilizations? Yes, there has been many of great technology invented but this however is one of the best. Why? because of satellites that can detect below surfaces, and lost civilizations that are now being able to be located.
After rewatching Indiana Jones Raiders of the Lost Ark for the second time I view Indiana Jones as less of an archaeologist than I did the first time I watched it. In my first paper I stated that Indiana Jones was a combination of a grave digger and an archaeologist. Now after completing this course I see that he is even less of an archaeologist than I first depicted. The only ethical archaeology being conducted in this movie is done by the Nazi’s; not Indiana Jones. Beyond, getting historical accuracy of the time period correct this movie fails fails to paint a picture of what archaeology truly is. In turn, since my knowledge is far more comprehensive I have come to realize that the movie fails to showcase archaeology even more than I originally
-Archaeologists reconstructed the environment and studied artifacts from a specific time period to learn about people from that time.
Archaeology is the most common way to learn about the existence of humans. Many cultures have left written records behind providing information about life for them. The records left behind often tells about wealth, religion, hierarchy, important dates, property ownership and etc. Those records are often written from one person prospective and may not be all true. Understanding the life of past cultures that have no written records is what make archeology important. Archeology gives a voice to the voiceless with the hope of discovering their story.
Archaeologists study our human history by examining artifacts that we used, or human or ancient bones they can determine how we used those artifacts and how we evolved they can also help finding new information about older generations of people.
The following report details the archaeological fieldwork conducted by New South Associates, Inc. for proposed widening and improvements along U.S. 158 in Forsyth and Guilford counties, North Carolina. The purpose of the survey was to identify and evaluate archaeological sites for the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP), within the proposed project area of potential effects (APE). This project was conducted for the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) (TIP R-2577ABC, State Project No. 37405). This is a state-funded project covered under a United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) individual permit. As such, the USACE serves as the lead federal agency and the work complies with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (NHPA), as amended.
The history of archaeology plays an important role in the controversial issues surrounding the science. Archaeology has only recently become a concrete science. Although mankind has always had an interest in the past, the root of archaeology is believed to have started in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. During this time period, artifacts were mainly sought after for collecting. The upper class of the Renaissance period collected artifacts from places such as Rome and Greece to display in their homes as art. As time went on, the lure of historical art and artifacts increased. “Classical archaeology” is the direct result of this curiosity. The “classical archaeologists” were mainly wealthy men that collected artifacts for their homes and studied where they
They use scientific and technology-driven means to discover and study their physical evidence. As technology gets better, archaeologists are able to make even better ways to understand their evidence. This is shown by the computer applications that have changed the way evidence is used and analyzed. This is different than the evidence used by historians because historians build their research more on interpretation, which won't change much as technology gets better. Given this, the evidence used by archaeologists is very interdisciplinary. They need more than one kind of worker to analyze the evidence because each kind of worker knows different things. However, archaeologists often need to study a bigger time period than historians because the ways they decide how old evidence is are not very
According to an article on archaeology, ¨There are no written records for 99% of human history [;] this is one of the reasons why archaeology is so important¨ (¨Science Careers: Archaeology¨). Studying the history of mankind is important so that people can understand where they came from and where they are going to. In order to become an archeologist, an individual needs to learn what skills are necessary, what education requirements there are, and what salary they can look forward to upon completion, so that goals can be met in this area.
Artifacts, they aren’t valuable because they give you lots of money or because it belonged to royalty, artifact are valuable for what they represent. They hold a history of the person who owned, some are more special than others. Some artifacts represent a generation and tell a story about them. A compass could represent the generation of the Age of Exploration, a shield with a red cross could represent the generation of the crusades, but what represents our generation? If I were to choose artifacts to put into a time capsule, that would represent my generation, I would choose a smartphone, a CD, and a videogame controller.
Park defines archaeology as a subfield of anthropology that studies the past culture of humans and reconstructs the past cultural systems that existed. He goes on to say that they study cultures and people that are no longer living (Park, 2008). Archaeology reconstructs past cultural systems. Archaeology began as a method of