Alabama Archaeology: Research Game

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Try to figure out what this artifact is and how it was used by doing some research.

Questions: 1 2 3 4

Question 1.

One way archaeologists figure out how artifacts were used is by watching descendents of the people being studied to see if they use similar looking tools in their societies. This is an example of

a. a primary source

b. a secondary source

c. an ethnographic analogy

d. the direct historical approach

Photograph of a modern-day Southeastern Indian fishing in a local river.