In this online interactive, learners explore how archaeologists analyze artifacts to better understand how people lived long ago. Learners learn about the importance of asking good questions and using tools to gather important data. Then, learners use a ruler and scale to correctly identify the uses of ten artifacts found in Alaska. At the end, learners are challenged to identify a use for an object mystifying archaeologists and submit their answers.
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