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Part 5: Cultures in Conflict: Contests on Land and at Sea

Sketch of battle between the Monitor and the Merrimac.

The clashing of cultures--at times, violently--has punctuated the history of North America. Indian Wars. Revolution. Civil War. World War. Global Terrorism. To understand these “cultures in conflict,” historical archaeologists probe their technology, economics, and battle strategies. Our experience with the conflicts of our own time remind us to also look closely at the personal side of human conflict. We struggle to make sense of these conflicts, studying the memorials honoring our fallen heroes and the scenes of their battles along with the causes and effects of war.

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