Technology Helps Archaeologists – level 2

19-06-2020 07:00

In the past, archaeologists always had to dig in the ground to study old towns and to study the way that people lived hundreds of years ago. However, now, there is a new technology that helps archaeologists study old towns.

A special radar scans the area at different depths, and archaeologists are able to make a map from the scans. This technology is great because researchers can study cities that they could not uncover before.

Recently, scientists have explored a Roman town of Falerii Novi that lies 31 miles north of Rome, Italy. Falerii Novi is about half the size of Pompeii, Italy, and the first people occupied it in 241 BC. The new technology discovered baths, a market, a temple, and a large network of water pipes.

Difficult words: radar (a machine that sends radio waves to discover the position or speed of something), depth (how deep something is), temple (a religious building).

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