Ancient languages are a little hobby of mine, not just because of their many fascinating symbols and geometric marks, but because I always wonder how they sounded.
We actually have no way of knowing how a particular language sounded in those days, although linguists and archaeologists have done an excellent job deciphering these languages and providing us with examples of how these extinct languages sounded. I mean if most people didn't read or write, how did they know what things sounded like?
“Only scribes and priests could read and write in Akkad.”
These are Native American flint points. "Careful excavations of Jamestown’s wells, cellars, and pits have yielded a wealth of Native material that fleshes out the story of the Powhatan Chiefdom in which English America took root." -HistoricJamestowne.org
Is it still considered archaeology when you're looking for human artifacts underwater? It sure is! It's known as marine or maritime archaeology. Marine archaeology is its own area of study due to its unique nature.
Williamsburg used to be the capital of Virginia, and now it's a well-preserved look into America's Colonial days. It also had the first mental hospital, the Public Hospital for Persons of Insane and Disordered Minds.
Cuneiform is an ancient writing system that was written by stamping the letters into a chunk of clay. Hundreds of thousands of cuneiform tablets have been unearthed, and most of them are receipts or instructions.