While on an archeological dig in Arizona I found a number of Native American artifacts, including old bowls, pots, and hammers. I love trying to imagine life by looking at artifacts from the past, and puzzling over how a certain item could have been used. On a recent dig, I helped my professor find artifacts unlike any discovered before: these old objects helped shed new light on an ancient culture.
Quiz: What is an artifact?
- A human-made object created for a purpose, and usually from the distant past.
- A site at which scholars discover important information about past cultures.
- The beginning point at which one realizes one’s calling in life.