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Archaeology in Fiji

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Archaeology is the scientific study of past human lives and activities through the objects they left behind. Often these objects are in pieces and through the process of time they have become buried in dirt. Archaeologist meticulously gather these objects and attempt to piece together how people of the past lived. In this video graduate student Mallory K. Messersmith's talks about her masters project which was based on her work on the 2009 and 2010 Fiji expeditions. She is studying Fijian earth ovens and hearths as they have been utilized both in the past and present. She is also studying the way they are constructed to tell the difference between the lovo (earth oven) and hearth structures. >
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Additional Archaeology Videos in this Series

Archaeology - Earth Ovens

Na Masimasi Dig 2009

Na Masimasi Dig 2010

Wai Turu Turu

Overview of the Fiji Expedition

Alabama Course of Study

Social Studies (2004)
Grade 4

2.) Describe cultures, governments, and economies of prehistoric and historic Native Americans in Alabama.
            - prehistoric Native Americans-Paleo-Indian, Archaic, Woodland, Mississippian;
            - historic Native Americans-Choctaw, Chickasaw, Cherokee, Creek
         • Identifying locations of prehistoric and historic Native Americans in Alabama
         • Describing types of prehistoric life in Alabama
      Examples: plants, animals, people
         • Identifying roles of archaeologists and paleontologists

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