Artifact

Object made by people; item of cultural or historical.

Artifacts stand out the most because...

Bones can tell us a great deal about ancient people. Animal bones can suggest what type of prey was most common at the time. Bones from larger animals , such as mammoths and musk ox, suggest cooperation by hunters. Bones with spear marks tell us what type of weapons the hunters used. Bones with holes drilled in them suggest a tool making culture.


Human bones can tell us about diet. Chemical analysis can tell us if the people at fish, grains, meat, and vegetables. Human bones with human teeth marks suggest cannibalism. Funeral customs intact skeletons, with clothing and jewelry nearby, suggest a believe in the after life.


Looking at teeth can tell us much about diet, age at death and other clues about the culture.