Archaeology in Fiji

Archaeology in Fiji
Archaeology in Fiji
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Archaeology is the scientific study of the lives and activities of people of the past through the objects they left behind. Often these objects are in pieces and through the process of time have become buried in dirt. Archaeologists meticulously gather these objects and attempt to piece together how people of the past lived. In this video graduate student Mallory K. Messersmith talks about her masters project which was based on her work during the 2009 and 2010 Fiji expeditions. She is studying Fijian earth ovens and hearths as they have been utilized both in the past and present. She is also studying the way they are constructed in order to determine the difference between the lovo (earth oven) and hearth structures.

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