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Chapter 3, Lesson 3: Examining Archaeology (pp. 71-75)

I. A Classic Excavation

II. The New Archaeology

    A. Today, the purpose of archaeology is to understand the lives of all people.

    B. To study the lives of people, archaeologists study all the objects left behind, including rubbish.

    C. Archaeologists also work with other specialists to learn more about the climate, soil, plants, animals, and age of the area they are studying.

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