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What is Archaeology?

Archaeology is the study of people and artifacts from ancient times. If people didn't leave written records, how do we know what gods they worshipped, what food they ate, or what clothes they wore? Archaeology!

Archaeology Stuff:

Create Your Own Time Capsule

Create Your Own Time Capsule

What would the objects say about you and the time you live in?

If Trash Could Talk

If Trash Could Talk

Take a look inside your trash can. What clues can you find?

Inca Investigation

Inca Investigation

Examine maps and ancient artifacts. And collect all six Inca chronicles!

Make Your Own Archaeology Stationery

Make Your Own Archaeology Stationery

Send a note to a friend with these ancient letterheads.

Making a Field Journal

Making a Field Journal

Pick an object and record your observations in a journal.

Map Your World

Map Your World

Follow these easy steps to create a floor plan of your room.

Meet the ArchaeOLogists

Meet the ArchaeOLogists

Discover the intriguing facts and artifacts unearthed by Chuck, Alexis, Ian, Jena, and Kellner.

Meet the OLogist: Chuck Spencer

Meet the OLogist: Chuck Spencer

Discover the intriguing facts and artifacts that Chuck has unearthed.

Meet the OLogist: Sandra Olsen

Meet the OLogist: Sandra Olsen

Find out from a zooarchaeologist how humans have tamed and bred horses.

Mint Your Own Coin

Mint Your Own Coin

Make a coin that tells something special about you.

Piecing It All Together

Piecing It All Together

Decorate, shatter, and piece together your own pottery artifact!

The Ancient City of Petra

The Ancient City of Petra

Explore an amazing city carved into the sandstone cliffs.

Tools of the Trade

Tools of the Trade

Solve this cartoon mystery to see how archaeologists found a lost Spanish mission.

Up Close With a Zapotec Urn

Up Close With a Zapotec Urn

It's not easy being an artifact! Find out why in this urn-est interview.

What Do You Know About Archaeology?

What Do You Know About Archaeology?

Test your knowledge in this quiz about what it takes to dig up the past.

What's the Big Idea About Archaeology?

What's the Big Idea About Archaeology?

See how artifacts and ruins give us glimpses of what life was like long ago.

What's This?

What's This?

Can you tell the difference between a giraffe's bones and those from a mammoth? Test your knowledge of fossils.