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The impact of technology in history and archaeology

Author: Alex Woolf
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : Heinemann Raintree, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"How have technology and science helped historians and archaeologists through the years? How does today's technology help us understand the past? What role does technology hold for the future of history studies? From the invention of metal detectors through to today's computer modeling of long-dead people, our knowledge of the past has always been improving thanks to technology. This book looks at historical,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Children's nonfiction
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alex Woolf
ISBN: 9781484626375 1484626370 9781484626429 1484626427
OCLC Number: 925389084
Description: 56 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: History's technological revolution --
Finding historical remains --
Dating techniques --
Examining bodies --
Examining artifacts --
History in the computer age --
The future --
Timeline --
Glossary.
Other Titles: History and archaeology
Responsibility: Alex Woolf.

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"How have technology and science helped historians and archaeologists through the years? How does today's technology help us understand the past? What role does technology hold for the future of history studies? From the invention of metal detectors through to today's computer modeling of long-dead people, our knowledge of the past has always been improving thanks to technology. This book looks at historical, current and future techniques for helping us discover traces of the past from artifacts to human remains. We look at how dating these things has become more accurate and also how the Internet is giving us more access to historical records than ever before"--Provided by the publisher.

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