Archeology Tools

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Hi, I am Mrs. Thibodeau. I went on an archeological dig and learned a lot about the tools an Archeologist needs to discover the past.

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An Archeologist needs a lot of different tools. Do you think you can figure out what each of these tools is used for?

Hi, I am Mrs. Thibodeau. I went on an archeological dig and learned a lot about the tools an Archeologist needs to discover the past. :

Do you know what these are used for?

An Archeologist needs a lot of different tools. Do you think you can figure out what each of these tools is used for?:

How about in context?

Do you know what these are used for?:

Trowels are used for carefully leveling the ground and to scrape around an artifact.

How about in context?:

What would you use these for?

Trowels are used for carefully leveling the ground and to scrape around an artifact.:

Can you tell now?

What would you use these for?:

Clippers are used to cut any large roots that may be in your feature ( or digging space).

Can you tell now?:

What are these used for?

Clippers are used to cut any large roots that may be in your feature ( or digging space).:

This should help.

What are these used for?:

Tape measures are used for several jobs. You need them to measure the site you are working on and also to mark at what depth and position you find an artifact in.

This should help.:

What is this used for?

Tape measures are used for several jobs. You need them to measure the site you are working on and also to mark at what depth and position you find an artifact in.:

Can you tell now?

What is this used for?:

The level is used to map at what depth you have found an artifact.

Can you tell now?:

What would these be used for?

The level is used to map at what depth you have found an artifact. :

Did you guess painting?

What would these be used for?:

Paintbrushes are used for carefully removing the loose dirt off an artifact.

Did you guess painting?:

Do you know what this would be used for?

Paintbrushes are used for carefully removing the loose dirt off an artifact.:

I bet this will help.

Do you know what this would be used for?:

A bamboo pick is used to carefully remove soil that is stuck to an artifact.

I bet this will help.:

Can you figure out what these gloves are holding?

A bamboo pick is used to carefully remove soil that is stuck to an artifact.:

What would I be doing with this?

Can you figure out what these gloves are holding?:

A file is used to sharpen your trowel or shovel. A sharp tool will cut through the soil much easier .

What would I be doing with this?:

What would this be used for?

A file is used to sharpen your trowel or shovel. A sharp tool will cut through the soil much easier.:

Can you tell when it is used in context?

What would this be used for?:

A wire brush is needed to remove the hardened soil from your trowel or brush after a long hard dig.

Can you tell when it is used in context?:

What is this wooden object in the center used for?

A wire brush is needed to remove the hardened soil from your trowel or brush after a long hard dig.:

Can you tell now?

What is this wooden object in the center used for?:

A quarter inch screen is used to sift the soil to find small artifacts.

Can you tell now?:

What could this be?

A quarter inch screen is used to sift the soil to find small artifacts.:

Let’s look at it in context.

What could this be?:

A probe is used to dig a small hole about 1 meter into the soil. Then you can look at the different colors of the soil to see if there may be a stain .

Let’s look at it in context.:

What would you use these for?

A probe is used to dig a small hole about 1 meter into the soil. Then you can look at the different colors of the soil to see if there may be a stain.:

Is it easier to tell now?

What would you use these for?:

Spikes are used to mark off your 2 meter square that you are excavating.

Is it easier to tell now?:

Now that you know the tools of an archeologist do you think you are ready to work with an archaeologist on a dig?

Spikes are used to mark off your 2 meter square that you are excavating.:

Note: This PowerPoint presentation was created by a teacher participating in an ESEA Title II grant-funded project for use in the teachers' classrooms. It reflects the individual’s experience at a particular site and is not intended to accurately reflect what happens on all archaeological investigations around the country or world. The teacher participated in professional development activities provided by: Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center University of Wisconsin - La Crosse 1725 State Street La Crosse, WI 54601 Web site: http://www.uwlax.edu/mvac/ All material Copyright © 2000-2005 Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse

Now that you know the tools of an archeologist do you think you are ready to work with an archaeologist on a dig?:

Note: This PowerPoint presentation was created by a teacher participating in an ESEA Title II grant-funded project for use in the teachers' classrooms. It reflects the individual’s experience at a particular site and is not intended to accurately reflect what happens on all archaeological investigations around the country or world. The teacher participated in professional development activities provided by: Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center University of Wisconsin - La Crosse 1725 State Street La Crosse, WI 54601 Web site: http://www.uwlax.edu/mvac/ All material Copyright © 2000-2005 Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse

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