In class and in the required readings we have discussed how both Homo Sapiens and the Neanderthals practiced the intentional burial of the dead. Much of what anthropology has learned about their ancient culture comes from items found in graves. These are call ‘grave goods’ and are thought to be of some symbolic importance to the deceased.
Now imagine that you are dead and your loved ones are preparing to bury you in the ground.
In the comments section below, write what you think those surviving you will put in your grave with you. Think about your family and your friends, both your old friends and your ODU friends. What will they bury you with?
Then write what you imagine future archaeologists might glean from these items.