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The Importance of Artifacts

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Artifacts are objects made by humans that are usually created for a specific purpose. Artifacts can either be ancient or  modern. Ancient artifacts usually are recovered as part of an archeological dig. The artifacts from the past are meaningful  because they represent some aspect of the culture and civilization in which they were created and used.

Archeologists are interested in artifacts from primitive times because they tell us how ancient civilizations lived. By examining the artifacts left behind by these civilizations, archeologists and scientists learn more about how the people during that time hunted and prepared food. Moreover, artifacts tell us how these people designed their homes or shelters and what tools they used in daily life.

Archeologists also are interested in the clothing and jewelry worn by past civilizations. The way people dressed and what they used to adorn themselves often tells us a great deal about their belief system. Jewelry, in particular, often reflects  the ideology of the culture, so these artifacts are particularly interesting.

Ancient artifacts were manufactured in many different ways by many different societies and cultures. The methods used vary greatly between civilizations. Some ancient artifacts were made from bone or stone. Early man often used the natural products around him to create tools and weapons. Later civilizations used manufacturing processes to create tools and weapons.

Archeologists consider more than simply the artifact itself. During an excavation, they consider the artifact plus explore its significance as it pertains to where the object was found. The location of an artifact often can help archeologists further understand its use and significance.

For instance, many artifacts are found in tombs and graves. These artifacts take on additional meaning since they were enclosed with a body. Some civilizations buried tools with their dead. They believed the souls of the dead would need these tools once they reached the other side.

Homes and dwellings are often areas in which many artifacts are found. By studying these artifacts, archeologists can learn more about the culture and the social atmosphere of these ancient civilizations.

Many museums display artifacts from famous archeological digs. For instance, Native American artifacts can be found in many museums throughout the United States. Some Egyptian artifacts are among the most famous. Exhibits tour the world showing the tools, jewelry, and other artifacts discovered over the years in Egyptian tombs.

Some people feel that museums should do more than simply display these artifacts. More museums are listening and now they are explaining to their guests how these artifacts were used and what the artifacts tell us about these ancient people and civilizations. Many museums now have media presentations so you can learn a great deal about the artifacts on display.

These displays make learning about the artifacts not only educational but also fun. When it comes to artifacts, the more we know about the people and societies who have inhabited this world before us, the more we can understand our past. By understanding our past, we can have a much clearer view into our future.

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Rita Dominic hasn’t given birth to twins, says Biz partner, Mildred Okwo

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Mildred Okwo, a business partner and friend of popular Nigerian actress, Rita Dominic, has reacted to the rumours making the rounds that her friend has given birth to twin girls.

Okwo a Nigerian film director and producer took her time to debunk the news, advising Nigerians and fans of the actress to ignore the rumour.

In a chat with newsmen, Okwo said: “You see somebody on set today, and the next day they have twins; I do not understand. If Rita has had a child, would I not send a press release to you guys? Common, it does not make sense. Can you imagine? She took a picture while on a movie set. She posted a picture; she is on a movie set; maybe I should call her to find out if she has given birth.

“It is bloggers that are peddling fake news. Kindly ignore them. If she has a child, there is no way that I would not make the announcement and I will definitely not talk to bloggers.”

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Jim Iyke receives chieftaincy title in Ghana

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Popular Nollywood actor, Jim Iyke, is now a chief. The actor received the chieftancy title on Sunday, in Ghana.


The coronation took place alongside the occasion of the tenth Yam Festival and the actor was conferred with the title of, ‘Ohadike 1 of Ndigbo” by Her Royal Highness, the Eze Ndigbo Ghana, Dr. Chukwudi Ihenetu.


According to Ihenetu, the movie star was recognised for his achievements and contributions to the African entertainment industry and the Igbo people.


A number of Nigerian celebrities including music star D’banj, actor, Alex Ekubo and reality TV star, Teddy A, were conferred with chieftaincy titles in 2018.

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Oxlade hails Wizkid, DJ Tunez for impact on his career

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Afrobeats sensation, Oxlade has hailed Grammy award-winning singer, Wizkid and Superstar DJ Tunez for impacting his career, especially in the early days.

Wizkid made history over the weekend and brought out Oxlade to perform with him at the 20,000-capacity sold-out Accor Arena in Paris.

Notable celebrities that graced Wizkid’s ‘Made In Lagos’ Paris Concert were Kylian Mbappe, PSG teammate Achraf Hakimi, Popcaan, Naomi Campbell and a rumoured appearance by Twitter former CEO Jack Dorsey backstage.

He praised DJ Tunez for the great impact he had on his career growth and for making his music appeal to the international world.

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