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Looking at an Object

Name:

QUESTIONS

THINGS FOUND OUT BY LOOKING

Physical Features

 

What does it look like?


 

What color is it?


 

What is it made of?


 

Is it a natural or manufactured
substance?


 

What do the materials suggest
about its purpose?


 

Is the object complete or broken?


 

Is it worn; and if so, how?


 

Has it been altered or mended?


 

Do the wear patterns or mends reveal
anything about the object's use?


 

Construction

 

How was it made?


 

Is it machine-made or handmade?


 

Was it made in a mold or in pieces?


 

Design

 

Is it decorated? If so, describe.


 

How was the design made?


 

Is there writing on the object?


 

Does the writing or decoration suggest
anything about the object's use?


 

Function

 

How might this object have been used?


 

How sure are you about your inference?


 


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