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Spot the archaeologist!

Modern archaeology uses many advanced scientific techniques, but the first step is knowing where to look to find evidence.


1. How many of these people are archaeologists?

2. What problems can you foresee in trying to analyse organic materials from 5000 year old sites?

3  What types of organic remains survive thousands of years buried underground?

4. What types of materials do not survive for thousands of years?

5. Why are the researchers in Fig. 1.2 wearing gloves?


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Picture: Colleen Morgan

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