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Written In Bone 1-8

Vocabulary

TermDefinition
forensic scientific methods and techniques for investigation
archaeologist a person who studies early people and the objects they left behind
artifacts objects made and used by early humans and dug up by archaeologist
excavation the act or process of digging, especially when something specific is being removed from the ground
intrigued arouse the curiosity or interest of; fascinate
pedestal a base or support on which something stands, archaeologist remove all the soil surrounding bone except which is directly under them
forensic anthropologist a specialist who examines skeletons for clues that will provide evidence about the life and death of the people to whom they belonged
shrouded the practice in which a body is wrapped in cloth for burial purposes
fragile an object that is easily broken or damaged
anthropology the study of early human societies and cultures
descendants one who is the offspring of someone at any distance of time
decompose to make or become rotten; decay or cause to decay
perceived become aware or conscious of (something); come to realize or understand
artificially human intervention rather than naturally; false
preserved maintained in its original or existing state
consistency compliance in the application of something, typically that which is necessary for the sake of logic, accuracy, or fairness
assess evaluate or estimate the nature, ability or quality of
decipher succeed in understanding, interpreting, or identifying (something)
indentured a contract biding one party into the service of another for a specified term
servant a person who performs duties for others, especially a person employed in a house on domestic duties or as a personal attendant
theory an idea used to account for a situation or justify a course of action
detect discover or identify the presence or existence of
evaluate to determine or fix the values of
replica an exact copy or model of something, especially one on a smaller scale
reconstruction an impression , model, or re-enactment of a past event formed from the available evidence.
Created by: NicholsAnn
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