What are the purposes of archaeologists digging up ancient graves? What can be found in them and why?

Primitive people believed that, when dying, the soul of a relative goes to a distant “land of the dead”, where it continues to live, hunt and enjoy the fruits of hunting and gathering. To make the soul’s journey to the “land of the dead” and the afterlife good, people put everything that the grave might need on this path: clothing, weapons, jewelry. Archaeologists dig up ancient graves to learn more about the deceased person. From the bones, you can tell who a person was, what they looked like, how they lived, how they died. And by the things in the grave, scientists can describe the life and level of development of the community. The totality of such data allows us to find out where and how the ancestors of modern man appeared, to determine the path that humanity has passed in its development

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