Archaeology is a discipline that is closely associated
with History. archaeology is primaly concerned with
What is fieldwork?
fieldwork is working on the archaeological
Whatare some ways of
finding areas of interest
Ariel photography, ground penetrating radar, infra red
and thermal imaging equipment.
Why do archaeologists have to spend so
much time checking information before
doing any work
Because excavation is expensive.
What is context?
Is when the information of the material
evidence is checked is found/what you're
Explain what questions archaeologists
have to ask
Where was the object found/ what was in
found in (soil etc.)/what was it found with
The team can include:
diggers, trained or untrained/ drafts
people,to provide detailed scale drawing
The tools include:
brushers,hand towels, small picks hammers,
fine dental tools/sifting screens
buckets to remove debris/notebooks, pencils
cameras/surveying equipment including GPS
a brief summary about Troy?
Ancient troy, on the coast of Aegean sea in modern day turkey, was
discovered by Heinrich Schliemann an archaeologists excavated between 1871
to 1890 it was known as Iliad. artefacts found by Schliemann were smuggled
by him out of turkey to berlin to Germany.
a brief summary about mohenjo-dero
Mohenjo-Daro was the largest and most complex city in Indus valley in India. The site dates from 2600 to 1800 BC . it
was accidently found by a Buddhist stupa. Mohenjo was a large and well planned city.it had approximately 250 (h) in
size and had good architecture like 2 storey bedrooms and many more etc. etc.
Name some challenges that
1#some artefacts are fragile 2#changes of the environment 3#human activity(houses, roads
etc..) 4#air pollution 5# excavation is expensive
What is dating?
dating is when material evidence is put in a chronology of events.
What is relative dating.
relative dating involves close examination of the objects
context. relative dating is older than the two types of dating
What is absolute
absolute dating is more modern and precise form
of dating material evidence.