People who study the past Historian Archeologist Anthropologist Paleontologist Geologist
Historian Definition: A person who studies the past trying to give an objective interpretation of it. This area is more general
Archeologist Studies the past by using artifacts to discover clues to ancient civilizations and mysteries.
Anthropologist Studies the past by looking at the culture of a specific group or civilization
Paleontologist Studies the past by examining fossils to discover and reconstruct the past
Geologist Studies the past by examining rocks and minerals to identify climate and other natural patterns of the past
Why are they important? What do you think???????????
Here are a few ideas 1) Helps us understand who we are today, by knowing where we come from. 2) Insights to how the ancient cultures worked and functioned, so we may apply this information to ourselves. 3) Because it is fun to learn about.