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Option 1: Motel of the Mysteries is a well-known book among archaeologists (see basic descriiption in Smith, 2009). This humorous (now sadly out of print) book takes a look at how an archaeologist of the future might look at a late 20th century roadside motel.
While our artifacts make sense to us, how might they preserve and be interpreted by future archaeologists? Choose one room in your home, workplace, community and describe one artifact for us, then explain some potential uses of that artifact. See if folks in class can guess your artifact!
Smith, S. (2009). Motel of the Mysteries. The Society for Georgia Archaeology. Retrieved from: