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 An artifact is an object that people have made or modified. Artifacts help historians and archaeologists find out about the maker’s technology and can tell a lot about the values and practices of a culture. 

What is an archaeologist? An archaeologist is a person who studies artifacts.

Remember: Culture is a group of people living at the same time in the same place. 


There can be new artifacts. These are called “modern day artifacts.”
Can you think of any examples of "modern day artifacts"? 
Share your ideas in the comment box.  A box of “modern day artifacts” might include: a long lasting lightbulb, hair brush, or small dry erase boards with markers, or an iPad.

We will read from multiple sources about artifacts as primary sources.
In the comment box please give a synopsis, sharing with us what you learned from our class lesson and your online readings about importance of artifacts and why they are significant in learning about and understanding history and the past.
 


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11/12/2011 13:18

i think that the art sculptures are very creative.

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Jody P
11/13/2011 12:10

An artifact is an object that people have made or modified. Archaeologists are one of the people that look for artifacts.Archaeologists can find artifacts in caves,offices,cemteries, cort houses,museums,and even schools.an example of an artifact is documents, jewelry artifacts,tool artifacts, weapon artifacts.Artifacts can be stuff from the past, but it can even be stuff found today these is called "Mordern Day Artifacts".




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WILL S.
11/13/2011 12:54

I love the new unit. Artifacts are so interesting. I learn an artifact shows some characteristics of people long ago. Artifacts could be found anywhere. You can't just get a shovel and dig to find artifacts. You need to dig, and much more.:)

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11/13/2011 20:08

A artifact is an object that people made or modified. They tell a lot about values of culture

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Lucas S.
11/14/2011 17:34

Artifact is something that people made or modified. A modern day artifact could be an iPad because an iPad was made by people, and it become very valuable in the future because of its technology. In class I learned archeologists are people who study artifacts and that artifacts help historians and archeologists find out the makers technology.

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Jody.P
11/14/2011 18:16

Some Modern Day Artifacts:

1. DS
2. Smart Phones
3. Hair Brush
4. Diary
5. Hat

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Michael C.
11/14/2011 18:32

An artifact is an object made by a human being. They can help us learn about culture and history.

Some examples of modern day artifacts are: X box
Wii
DSi
Ipod
Iphone

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Julia
11/14/2011 19:07

A artifact is an object that people have made already.When archaeologist find artifacts it helps them learn about people who made the artifact that they had found and alot more.I like learning about artifacts.

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ROBERTG
11/14/2011 19:16

Here are some Modern day Artifacts:
Wii
iphone
ipad
Dsi
ipodtouch
Hairbrush
Diary
hat
tablets

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Rhea P.
11/14/2011 21:16

Modern Day Artifacts:

-Diary
-Hats
-Hairbrush
-Laptops
-Cellphones

~In class I learned that the archeologists is the person/people who studies artifacts.Also I learned that an artifact is an object that people have made or modified,it can help archeologists tell a lot about the values and practices of a culture.

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Louie
11/15/2011 16:52

We can learn from artifacts. It tells you about people and there culture. I think some modern day artifacts are:
XBox 360
Flat Screen T.V.
Cellphones
DVD players
Ipods
Computers

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Kayli L..
11/15/2011 16:53

An artifact is an object made by human beings. Archaeologist is a person who finds artifacts.This helps them learn about the culture and time in history.
The computer is an artifact that has been modified many times by man.Modern day artifact is the Ipad,a line of tablet computers designed.A platform for audio-visual media including books,movies,music,games and web contents.

Modern Day Artifacts
Cellphones
Ipods
Flat screen TVs
Hybrid cars

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Teuta
11/16/2011 15:50

Artifacts help me understand the past.The pictures help me understand the past more.

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Sion S.
11/16/2011 16:50

I think artifacts could be: computers, TV,PS2,PS3,phones,ipods,ipads,wii,and Xbox.

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Liv G.
11/16/2011 17:08

An artifact is an object formed by humans,particularly one of interest to archaeologists.

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Robert G 4-208
11/16/2011 19:16

an artifact helps me understand what has happened in history that archaeologist have found about a certain time period.

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DIN
11/16/2011 19:24

An artifact is an object that people have made or modified. Archaeologist is a person who finds artifacts. Arifacts help you understand the history and culture

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Din
11/16/2011 19:27

Here are some examples of Modern Day Artifacts:
Ipad
Cellphones
xbox
TV's
laptops

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Crystal.A.
11/16/2011 20:43

Artifact is an object that made or modified person years ago.But some artifacts may be made today,they are called Modern Day.The artifacts that are made years ago are discovered by Archaeologist.There are 4 steps to find an artifact.

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Lynnae L 4-208
11/16/2011 20:43

EXAMLES OF MODERN DAY ARTIFACTS:
. MP3 PLAYERS
. BLU-RAY DISC/PLAYERS
. X-BOX360 KINNECT
. BUILD A BEARS
. VIDEO PHONES
. FLIP VIDEO/ DIGITAL CAMERA
. 3DS
. REFRIGERATORS
. WASHING MACHINES/DRYERS
. IPOD NANO
. STEREO/ SPEAKERS

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Lynnae L 4-208
11/16/2011 20:50

We learned that Artifacts are objects that people have made or modified. Artifacts are important because they show you how things have improved from the past, present and future.

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Crystal.A.
11/16/2011 21:01

Modern Day Artifact like:
IPods
IPhones
Hairbrushes
Laptop
TV's
Xbox

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Rianna.P
11/16/2011 22:27

I learned that an artifact is an object that people made or has been modified. An artifact can help an archaeologists to know more of what has happened a long time ago.

Here are some examples of Modern Day Artifacts:
Ipad
Ipod
Wii
Shoes
Laptop/computer
Diary
Hand Bag
Clothes
Flashlight
Modern Weapons

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Jaden K
11/17/2011 18:20


An morden day artifact is things that are new and a person makes the items.The old artifacts are discoverd by archaologist.
mordern day artifacts
XboX360
computers
psp
psp
cellphone
laptops
colored tv
dvd playes

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Ravenn
11/17/2011 18:28

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Ravenn
11/17/2011 18:28

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Ravenn V.
11/17/2011 18:57

Modern day artifacts include
fancy hats
Wii
pencil cases
ipads
computers
picture frames
bracelets
tooth brushes
scooters
lamps
nook pads
etc.

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Ariton S.
11/17/2011 20:25

an artifact is something that yow make or mondifed.An arclogist is someone that dicovers artifacts. d.s d.s.i d.s.i.x l cell laptop

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Bryce
11/18/2011 07:51

Artifact is a handmade object made from an earlier time period and was discovered by an archaeologist.
It tell us how people lived.

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Frederick
11/20/2011 12:24

Artifacts are things that people made or modified. Modern day artifacts are the things of this time periode. Some of them are computers, lasers, LP's, CD's and C4's. Airplanes, helicopters and cars are also concidered modern day artifacts. Money (bill and coins), X-Rays and cell phones as well.

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Frederick
11/20/2011 12:34

Artifacts are important source of information because they allow us to know what happened in the past, such as historical event, and what was discovered or invented already. We will not repeat past mistakes. It is a way for us to not repeat inventions that were invented already. Ex. if something was already invented, but did not work well, then it makes no sense to remake it. Artifacts will then help us either improve the invention or do something else.

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MINNA F.
11/20/2011 16:07

I learned that artifact is an object that people have made . I also learned that artifacts help historians and archaeologists find out about the marks technology and can tell a lot about values and practices of a culture .I also learned that there can be new artifacts and these are called modern day artifacts .I think that this unit is the best.

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Daniel G
11/27/2011 19:38

I learned that an artifact could be any object made by a human as a tool . It always will characterize the time or culture when person lived. Modern day artifacts could be :
1.PC
2.Play Station 3 Headphones High Definition Wireless
3.Pacemakers
4.Mac Book Pro
5.3D TV
6.FIOS internet
6.

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Ravenn.V.
11/30/2011 18:21

In class I learned that arifacts are left behind things that were here a long,long time ago.Mordern arifacts are the arifacts that we now and the things some of us have today.I learned on the blog that arifacts are things in people's culture.

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12/15/2011 20:50

i learned that modern day artifacts is about what people wore,did,and had back then.for exaple back then they wore long dresses and pants, they had no telivision,ipads,or pretty clothing but we have all those things now

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Micaiah. W
12/18/2011 18:59

Examples of what a modern day artifacts might be are: xbox,ipod,ipad,tlevision,laptops and certain toys.

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