By John Orna-Ornstein
Common font archaeology should be defined because the research of every thing long ago. humans, animals, crops, climate, battle, peace, foodstuff, garments, artwork, structure, ideals and concepts - you identify it, and a few archaeologists, someplace, are learning it. they're on their knees in a muddy trench painstakingly uncovering a pot, or a few human bones. they're working the main state of the art desktop apparatus, CAT scanners and electron scanning microscopes or they are surveying the floor from planes. they are in a museum, rigorously cataloguing the main important - or usual! - relics of the prior. This publication goals to show the significance, the range and the thrill of archaeology.
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Lindow Man lived about 2,000 years ago. He wore no clothing apart from an armband of fox fur, but he had painted skin. His fingernails were also manicured, and this suggests that he did not do any rough or heavy work. Analysis of his stomach contents even told scientists that his last meal was a cake of cereal. Lindow Man came to an unfortunate end. His skull had been smashed, his neck broken and his throat cut! He was then dropped face down into a pool in a bog. Perhaps he was killed as a sacrifice to the gods, or perhaps he was an executed criminal.
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This work is vital to the future of archaeology, since, directly or indirectly, the public pays for archaeological work to take place. 38 Schoolchildren study Roman coins. Worldwide conservation Today we are more aware than ever of the need to preserve the past. At the same time, more sites are being destroyed every year due to increases in building, agriculture and pollution. In Japan, for example, more than 6,000 sites were destroyed in 1980 alone. Most excavations occur when archaeologists are called in just before a new highway or building is being constructed, and they have to recover as much information as they can in as short a time as possible.