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How do we learn about people who lived long ago, and things they did?
From their own books and letters.
From their advertisements and graffiti.
From things they leave behind, sometimes buried in the ground.
All of these.
Scientists who dig bits of history out of the ground are called ____________________.
When archaeologists first become interested in a site, they look around to see what's on the surface of the ground. What is this 'looking around' called?
a detail hunt
When they begin digging, archaeologists don't just attack the ground with shovels. First, they map out the area in a __________________________.
Objects found by archaeologists are called ___________________.
Scientists who find fossils are not archaeologists. They are called :
Archaeology has entered a new age, because we are using _______________________ to study the ground from VERY high above.
different kinds of sensors
all of these
Satellites are effective tools because:
from space and the sky, we can see patterns and shapes and color differences we can't see from down on the ground
they are NOT effective tools
they shoot laser beams down and blast the dirt away
they send down magnetic beams and metal artifacts come popping right out of the ground.