- from World’s Early People
Analyzing evidence isn’t just the secret to solving crimes on TV. Archaeologists analyze evidence in many different ways.
These include looking at carbon dating of bones and weapons, DNA evidence of family relations, and food remains. They treat many things they dig up as evidence of events that happened long before people could write things down.
The word archaeology comes from the Greek word for the study of ancient things. Archaeologists study early humans but also examine and learn from history—sometimes as recent as the last century.