Why Study the Past?
- Most societies have an interest in the past
- Reconstruct and explain lifeways in the past from material evidence (archaeology)
- Goal – study our changing biological and cultural diversity
o This can all be done by exploring sites
o Different sites:
Midden site (looking at debris, garbage of what past people have left behind)
How are sites found?
- Some are obvious (eg. Egyptian pyramids)
- Archaeological survey
- Aerial photography