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Work of an archaeologists: Key Terms

Artefact Man made objects such as axes, spears, coins etc.
Excavate To dig up a site
Rescue Archaeology Archaeological Survey before new roads are built
Ardagh Chalice 19th century artefact that was found by a man digging for potatoes.
Stratigraphy Objects found at the bottom are the oldest while the objects found at the to are the youngest.
Tree Ring Dating Counting the number of rings on the tree trunk to find out the age.
Carbon 14 Dating The age of the plant, person or animal is worked out by measuring the amount of carbon in the remains.
Archaeology The story of the past through material remains.
Sieve Tool used to recover small objects.
Pompeii Italian city that was buried under volcanic ash and lava from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius.
Created by: pjcoughlan