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Why recreating artifacts may be the future of archaeology

Clip: 03/09/2019 | 2m 57s

Have you ever heard of an archaeologist who burns, hammers or smashes artifacts? That’s what Metin Eren does, except it’s with replicas. Eren is a rising star in the field of experimental archaeology. In his lab at Kent State University, he tests recreations of early stone tools, trying to understand their purpose and design--and what those meant for human development. Nsikan Akpan reports.

Aired: 03/09/19

Rating: NR

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