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DIY Science Camp: Archaeology

Archaeologists are like detectives, digging for clues about past civilizations. By looking at artifacts — man-made objects that people have left behind — they try to figure out how people lived long ago, how they governed themselves, what art they created, their religious beliefs, their technology, science, and inventions, and their daily life. Try your own archaeological dig, learn about ancient writing systems of the Egyptians and Native Americans, create your own family time capsule, and more.

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