The Distant Past. Archaeology. Do Now. Take out your vocabulary sheets. What is archaeology ? Why might people who do this for a living be careful in their work? (Hint: turn to page 9 of your textbook to look at archeology). Chapter Objectives.
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The Distant Past
Take out your vocabulary sheets.
What is archaeology? Why might people who do this for a living be
careful in their work?
(Hint: turn to page 9 of your
textbook to look at archeology)
In this chapter, you will discover ways in which scientists study the lives of early humans.
You will learn how early humans depended on each other and their environment for survival.
How do people today learn about the distant past?
Studies things earlier people left behind, such as campsites, shelters, other buildings
Artifact examples: art, clothing, pottery, tools, weapons
Fossil examples: animals and humans
Research leads to theories
Scientists excavate archaeological sites by digging up artifacts and fossils.
Tells how much carbon remains in something that was once alive.
Write the significance of each of the following tools an archaeologist uses:
List 3 things that you learned today about archaeology