Archaeology is the study of human past. It is like being a detective, fitting the pieces of a puzzle together. Have you ever looked through someone’s garbage can? You can tell a lot about someone by looking at his or her garbage. What they eat, what they use or what they do for a living are some of the things you can figure out. Archaeology is like looking through the garbage cans of people that lived a long time ago. You can guess what they were like based on their garbage. What would people of the future learn about you if they checked out your garbage? Scary thought!