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Q1. Explain what is Archaeological Sources?

The purpose of archaeology is to throw light on the past. This is done through discovery and study of archaeological sources.

Archaeological sources can include ancient remains and monuments recovered as a result of excavation and exploration, skeletal remains, the ruins of buildings and tombs, artefacts such as pottery, weapons, tools and coins, inscriptions and stone carvings and dumps (middens), Some archaeologists even work underwater to find sources on the sea bed such as ancient shipwrecks.

These archaeological remains are subjected to scientific examination of radio-carbon method for its dates. ***

Q2. Explain what is Numismatic Sources?

Numismatics is the study or collection of currency, including coins, tokens, paper money and related objects. While numismatists are often characterised as students or collectors of coins, the discipline also includes the broader study of money and other payment media used to resolve debts and the exchange of goods.