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Book: The Five-Minute Archaeologist in the Southern Levant

Chapter: 2. How does archaeology help us understand the past?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.27848


Archaeology, by the nature of its physical involvement with the remains of past civilizations, invites us into the lives of the ancients. We learn of their daily lives by seeing their houses or caves, knowing about what their environment, their food, art, tools, even their diseases, and see it as our own past.

Chapter Contributors

  • Merilyn Copland ( - mcopland) 'William Jessup University'