During a construction project in Albany, New York, in 2005, workers unearthed a human skull, which led to the discovery of an eighteenth-century burial site,
What might happen to artefacts discovered during a dig?
Professional archaeologists do not keep, buy, sell, or trade any artifacts. Quite simply, they don't get to keep what they find because it doesn't belong to them. If archaeologists kept what they found, they would be the only ones to know the story behind the object. Archaeologists want to share their discoveries.
What are the items found in historical sites?
Examples include tools, pottery, metal objects, weapons, and items of personal adornments, such as jewelry or death masks. Ancient historical artifacts help shed light on the lives of our ancestors and our heritage.
What are the things found in excavation?
Archaeologists study the remains of buildings made of stone and bricks, paintings, sculpture and they also dig under the surface of the earth to find tools, weapons, pots, pans, ornaments and coins. Tools and weapons they find could have been made of stone. Buildings can be made of stone as well.
What does an archaeologist do?
Archeologist—a scientist who studies past peoples and cultures by excavating and examining material remains as simple as an arrowpoint or as complex as the ruins of a prehistoric village. Archeologists study ancient cultures as well as recent historic occupations.
What happens if you find a historical artifact?
Archeologists excavate artifacts from archeological sites. Artifacts are not souvenirs! Leave the artifact where you found it. Please don't pick it up, move it, throw it, put it in your pocket or your bag, or bury it.