With its focus on the ancient past, archaeology somewhat resembles paleontologythe study of fossils of long-extinct animals, such as dinosaurs.
When granite rock hardens, it freezes radioactive elements in place.
The most common radioactive element in granite is Uranium-238.
For more on the archaeology of food, go to “The Rabbit Farms of Teotihuacán.” POZNAŃ, POLAND—The remains of three people who may have died during an early eighteenth-century epidemic have been unearthed at the site of a medieval cemetery in west-central Poland, according to a report in .
A silver coin helped archaeologists date the burials.
Archeology is the scientific study of past human culture and behavior, from the origins of humans to the present.