I honestly found all of the Archeology in the News posts incredibly interesting. I love seeing how things we are learning about in class apply to real life and how they are used and seen in people’s everyday lives.
One of my favorite articles that I read about was actually my own about the excavation of a neighborhood in the middle of ancient Jerusalem. One of the coolest things about this excavation was how, in the article, the archeologists described how they used clues in the houses to hypothesize who lived there. In the article, the archeologists mentioned how they had found bathtubs in the houses. This seems like such a minor detail because today a lot of houses have bathtubs so it does not seem like that big of a deal, but when you look at history, and look at how people lived in ancient Jerusalem, it reveals a lot about who was living in these houses.
Because of this one clue they found about the houses having bathtubs, they were able to hypothesize that these houses were owned by the wealthy ruling class because bathtubs were extremely expensive and common people could not afford them. I think this article really highlights an important idea about archeology, that every little detail is a piece of a puzzle and even one tiny piece can show you the whole picture.