Archaeologist use math to gain a clearer picture of the past's many processes. Averages in length, width, thickness, and weight of an artifact can tell us about how past humans selected and used the culture remains.
For example an archaeologists can find the averages of all the measurements from a Toki artifact from site 7-575 and compare those to averages from a different, but close site. This comparitive analyisis could show difference and similarities between groups of prehistoric people, or Kaingas, on the island.
Search Database - Exercise 3
Archaeologists also use the Minimum and Maximum values to analyze artifact collections. Just like in exercise 2 these results can help us build assesments of prehistoric people.