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Celina Batchelder

Hi Allie,
It’s true that these two archaeologists seemed to be more invested in their own image than their dedication to reconstructing these past societies. Because there is no written history left behind to parallel these interpretations to, we are left with using what the excavators tell us: the condition the object was found in, objects around it, and their own “professional” interpretation of what the meaning is. This can easily lead to manipulation of the audience, because we can never truly know the purpose or intention – we can only find correlation, and I think these men knew this when these cultures were “discovered.”
Thank you for sharing.