An archaeologist must know the
different between an artifact and a fossil.
the remains of living things (plants, animals, people), not
of things that were made.
are the remains of things that were
made, not the remains of living things.
tell the difference between
and a fossil?
Let's find out!
1. While planting my
garden, I found an old bone. Did I find a fossil or an artifact?
2. While exploring
the woods near my house, I found an arrowhead. Did I find a fossil
or an artifact?
fossil. A bone is the remains of
something that was once living.
artifact. An arrowhead is something
that was made.
Paleo Dig Pit
Archaeology for Kids