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For questions on the theory, method, and practice of studying past cultures and peoples.

Asked in Property Law, Archaeology, History of India

How can you preserve public property of India?

Indian Constitution provides enough law to protect and to preserve the public property of India. A need is there to emphasize the importance and value of Public Properties. We shd stop depending on the government and shd take some individual steps as well. ...

Asked in Archaeology

Archaeological finding in butuan during seventies?

In the mid-seventies when a team from the National Museum of the Philippines excavating a site was told that a strip of metal with some kind of writing had been found by a treasure hunter. Fortunately, the artifact was already in the hands of Proceso Gonzales, the city engineer of Butuan. He understood the importance of the find and took possession of it. ...

Asked in Archaeology, Native American History

How do you authenticate a Folsom arrowhead?

One option is to contact your local university's archaeology department. Another would be to contact one of the many commercial artifact authenticators out there. I use these guys and have been very happy with their professional service. ...


Asked in Ancient History, Archaeology, Scientists

Who studies past cultures?

Cultural anthropologists, sociologists and historians.

Asked in Archaeology, Breads

What is the first bread ever made?

There is some evidence from various sites in Europe (Italy, Russia and the Czech Republic) that grains and starchy vegetables were ground into paste and cooked as early as 30,000 years ago. The form is not certain, but it was probably formed into a flatbread, which was placed on heated stones. ...

Asked in Archaeology, History

How do fossils and artifacts help teach us about the past?

Fossils and artifacts help teach us about the past by providing an idea on when an animal lived or how civilization lived. HOPE THIS HELPED ........BTW IM 11 YEARS OLD BUT JUST CUZ IM 11 DOESN'T MEAN IM NOT RIGHT WE HAD TO DO A TEST ON THIS STUFF AND I GOT A 100 SO BELIEVE ME..... :) ...

Asked in Inventions, Archaeology, Architecture

When was the shed invented?

It is hard to pin down an exact invention date, but the word and the idea were being used as far back as the 1440s, according to Wikipedia. Answer In harder times, people built one small building, separated by a short wall, where both people and their animals lived. This enabled them both to keep warm in the hard winters. Root cellars were used to keep fruit, vegetables and seeds until the winter or the next planing season. Sheds probably appeared as people...

Asked in Archaeology, Prehistoric Animals, Fossils

On what continent was the oldest fossil found?

The oldest fossils in the world are found in western Australia and are those of primitive bacteria. They are about 3.5 billion years old. ...

Asked in Archaeology, Mississippi

What happened to the Mississippians?

I assume you are asking about the mound builders. The huge answer to this is no immunity to European diseases. I will be back on this one. ...

Asked in Archaeology, Geography, Architecture

What is the oldest man made object in the world?

Ebenezer: In Japan there are possible ruins claimed by some to go back to 8000 BCE. The Stonehenge and Pyramid. Apparently, the oldest stone tools like handaxes go right back to the Lower Palaeolithic age, about 2 million years ago. It all depends on what you call a man made object. ...

Asked in Definitions, Archaeology

What is the definition of archeologist?

An archaeologist is a person who studies ancient peoples, societies, and cultures and the associated artefacts. In simple terms they undertake the systematic study of past human life and culture by the recovery and examination of remaining material evidence, such as graves, buildings, tools, and pottery. Archaeologists excavate the ground to find artifacts, or old items left behind from previous civilisations and cultural groups (ancient or modern), such as Native Americans, Indigenous Australians, Incas, etc. They use information from these items left behind to develop...


Asked in Archaeology

What do archaeologists search for?

Archaeologists search for hidden tombs and monuments they search the past from the things the people left behind. ...



Asked in Barack Obama, Archaeology

What awards has Barack Obama received?

Obama's Awards The awards Barack Obama has received are: 1. Two Grammy Awards 2. Nobel Prize for Peace The most important and world-recognized honor attained by Barack Obama as of this writing is the Nobel Peace Prize, awarded in October 2009 in Oslo. Mr. Obama attended university at Occidental College (Los Angeles), Columbia University (New York) , and Harvard (Boston/Cambridge) and earned many academic honors, some quite prestigious and esteemed all over the world. The most significant of these were earned at Harvard Law School, where...

Asked in Archaeology, College Degrees

What are some good subjects to minor in with archaeology as a major?

As archaeology is such a broad subject which borrows a lot of its theory and methodology from other subjects a lot of subjects would be relevant. Most common combinations would probably include history, social or physical anthropology, geosciences, physics or biology. However, choose based on what interests you. ...

Asked in Archaeology, Zoology or Animal Biology, Dinosaurs

Did modern reptiles evolve from dinosaurs?

No, although modern reptiles and dinosaurs do share common ancestors that lived in the distant past (likely the Carboniferous epoch). Birds, however, evolved from dinosaurs in the Jurassic epoch. ...

Asked in Creation, Tanakh and Talmud, Archaeology

What is the Ebla creation tablet and what are its implications?

What is known as the creation tablet forms a small part of the discovery of some 15,000 clay tablets dating from 2300 BC. The creation tablet was unearthed along with the others in 1975. Perhaps the most interesting feature of the tablet is that it follows some of the order of creation found in Genesis 1, as follows: "There was no heaven, Lugo formed it. (Lugo means "the big one" or "the great one") There was no earth, Lugo formed it....

Asked in Astronomy, Archaeology, Seasons

Why are shadows longer in winter than in summer?

Simply because the Sun is lower in the sky. The sun is in the southern hemisphere in the winter and this lower sun makes longer shadows. This is similar to the longer shadows in the afternoon, when the lower sun makes longer shadows. ...

Asked in Associates Degrees, Graduate Degrees, Archaeology

What is a good university to study historical archaeology?

The critical issue is the institutions accreditation. Read the following carefully and follow through with the link provided. You can obtain this information by clicking on the related links section (College Board) indicated at the bottom of this answer box and using the sites College MatchMaker search engine. You can research colleges and universities by name, or by programs of study, or by geographical location, size, or combinations of part or all of them. The site will provide you with a list...

Asked in Archaeology

What was Howard Carter famous for?

he discovered king tut's tomb

Asked in Anthropology, Archaeology, Stone Age

How do Paleolithic people learn to adapt to there environment?

To Adapt themselves to their environment stone tools came in very handy to the Paleolithic people as they learned that tools could change their physical environment. These people also developed a better understanding of their environment, and learned which animals to hunt, what wild plants to eat, and what wild berries, nuts, fruits, and grains were safe to eat. They also like to eat popcorn and regular corn and they used tree bark for floss. They also adapted to rain forests and...

Asked in Geology, Archaeology, Nevada, Grand Canyon

What can you do in Red Rock Canyon?

You can take the scenic drive, have a picnic, visit the Visitor Center, or take a hike. ...