• anonymous
Imagine it is one thousand years in the future! The city you live in thrived until humans moved to different parts of the planet. It fell into ruin but has recently been rediscovered by archaeologist! Now archaeologist and historians are rushing to the ruins in hopes they'll be the first to discover significant artifacts! In actuality, this is exactly what happened when American historian Hiram Bingham discovered Machu Picchu in Peru, on July 24th, 1911. What tools would archaeologist and historians use to investigate this city’s ruins? What types of artifacts or evidence would historians
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  • anonymous
Some tools they use are Trowels or hoes ( Lindsey) , corers, shovel test pits, plumb bob, mattock, spade, shovel, marine magnetometer, side-scan sonar, or sub-bottom sonar, metal detectors, magnetometers, infrared, ground-penetrating radar wavelengths, thermography, microscopes, paintbrushes, mass-spectrometers, string, levels, ladders, cameras, computers, surveying equipment like total stations and GPS's. Historians would find from today's age outdated tehnology(compared to them), magazines & news articles, clothing, etc.

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