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Decoding the Past: The Work of Archaeologists

In a lesson in this 1995 issue of From Art to Zoo, students use the methods of archeologists to interpret objects from their own time—as if they were archeologists from the future. Try a quick warmup exercise with this gallery of artifacts from the mid-1990s, the time of the issue. Click the PDF icon to download the issue.


Talisman

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Bill Clinton and Bob Dole

National Portrait Gallery

Telephone Answering Machine

National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Nike T-Shirt

National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Mike II Desktop Videophone ViewCom

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

An Unexpected Meeting

National Portrait Gallery

Shaq Attaq sneaker worn by Shaq

National Museum of African American History and Culture