FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

Are you a potsherd?

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to go on an archaeological expedition, or "dig"? For such an adventure it would be important to have the right tools. They might include a shovel, a trowel, and a three-or four-inch paintbrush. (The brush is used to whisk away dirt from finds.)

At the site, as you started digging, you might come across fragments of broken pottery called potsherds. Finding these might be interesting, but you'd really be thrilled when you uncovered a treasure that was whole—a pitcher, maybe, a little oil lamp, a coin, or some jewelry!

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