ARCHAEOLOGY CROSSWORD PUZZLE
 
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ACROSS
1.   The study of material remains to learn about past cultures.
2.   The careful and scientific unearthing of material remains that archaeologists do.
3.   A plant material, such as grass, used to roof Mississippian houses.
4.   A defensive enclosure around a village.
5.   Remains of burned plant material - such as wood, nuts, or corn.
6.   The first Indians in Indiana lived during this cultural period.
7.   The clay used as plaster on house walls made of wattle.
8.   The prehistoric cultural period represented at the Hovey Lake site.
9.   To take care of archaeological sites and materials.
10. Object made or modified by humans.
11. To list and describe artifacts and the locations where they were collected.

DOWN
1.   A spear thrower.
2.   The cultural period from 8,000 B.C. to 750 B.C.
3.   Methods used by archaeologists to determine the age of an artifact or feature.
4.   The cultural period from 750 B.C. to A.D. 1,000.
5.   A tool used by archaeologists in the careful unearthing of cultural remains.
6.   Existing before written records.
7.   A weapon tipped with a projectile point.
8.   A place where human activity occurred.
9.   A central open area in Mississippian villages.
10. A type of stone used to make projectile points.