History and Government:What are the limitations of Archaeology as a source of history?

CHAPTER ONE

1 b vi). Explain  the disadvantages of Archaeology as a source of information.

  • The dates which archaeologists arrive at are not totally dependable because they are very often plus or minus several years.
  • Excavation is time-consuming and a very expensive exercise.
  • Although it can give social, economic and political aspects of a given community, it is not possible to tell who the people were and the language they spoke.
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