lab, archaeologists take a closer look at their finds. Archaeologists
who specialize in a certain types of objects or in a particular time period
study the different kinds of artifacts.
These experts include lithic
studying the remains, the archaeologists can begin to explain what humans
were doing at the site:
work can take many years to complete-gathering and studying information
is a slow and careful process. But when all of their findings are put together,
like the parts of a puzzle, an image of the past begins to appear.
kinds of plants and animals they used
types of containers and other tools they made and used
they interacted with
will never be able to find every piece of that puzzle, but with their help,
we can find out more about the lives of people who lived before us.
the Finds Safely
they have finished studying the artifacts and remains, the archaeologists
carefully place them in boxes and cabinets and store them in the Museum's
storerooms. These rooms are fitted with special cabinets and environmental
controls that regulate temperature and humidity to help protect and preserve
describing each item and its location are made to help the archaeologists
keep track of the collections.