Location: Virginia         Length: 29 min

How are archaeologists solving history’s mysteries? What are archaeologists finding, how do they do their work using the scientific method, and what is the latest evidence about the people who lived here and knew this land before us? This program focuses on the archaeologists – the “investigators” – and how they are solving history's mysteries. Archaeologists are like history detectives; they look for clues to the way people lived in the past. In this program, learn how archaeologists use science and “lines of evidence” to piece history together.

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Cactus Hill Archaeological Site (Encyclopedia Virginia)

Ice Age Discoveries (Prince William Network)

Models of Migration to the New World (Wikipedia)

Pre-Clovis Occupation on the Nottoway River in Virginia (Athena Review)

Prince William County Public Schools

Proven: Man in America by 15,000 B.C. (The Japan Times)