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what questions would historians ask

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  1. What happened? When? Where? Who was involved? Why? Had it happened before? What could have changed the outcome?

  2. If a historian found an old artifact, she might ask:

    Who made it?
    When was it made?
    Why was it made?
    How was it made?
    What materials were used?
    Where and how did the maker get these materials?
    How was it used?
    Did many people use this -- or is it a specialized tool?
    Is it alike or similar to other tools found nearby -- or even in distant places?

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