Click above on the link.... of a great-inspiring blogger! An artifact is anything made, modified or used by a human culture. I’m sure we think of archaeology as the study of stuff you find buried underground, but I think I’ll use this month to list all the old stuff…. Antique junk…keepsakes that my parents left in the
home…..a lot of artifacts above-ground!
My favorite is study of artifacts can be found in an old, old cemetery…like the gravestones, the hand carved headstones! Archaeologically speaking, gravestones are a particularly valuable artifact in that one aspect of them is controlled: the date. Since most people were buried shortly after they died, the date of death on the stone was generally very close to when it was carved.