Ask Mr. Donn
What kind of tools would you find at a dig?
The tools archaeologists use are varied. Some tools are very specialized. Others look like the archaeologist has been gardening. Some of their tools are wheelbarrows, little trowels, brushes, spoons, dust pans, even dental picks. Remember - archaeologists are not looking for fossils, which might have harden or captured in rock. Archaeologists are looking for artifacts, things that are man-made! Many artifacts are delicate. They might find a piece of pottery, but not the whole object. Much care must be taken. Tools at a Dig