Archaeological analysis begins with an effort to reconstruct the physical world of the culture being analyzed. A. Studying plant and animal remains can reveal details of ancient climates, food sources, and agricultural activities. B. Faunal analysis deals mainly with analyzing the tools ancient humans used for hunting and killing animals. C. Once identified, carbonized plant remains can help modern agriculturalists determine the most stable varieties of plants to grow. D. An examination of human remains can tell archaeologists about such things as the individual's diet and habits. E. To help understand the physical world of ancient communities, archaeologists may work with geologists and employ complex new techniques. F. Geoarchaeology, a growing field within archaeology, has proved to be more effective in explaining the alterations made to natural landscapes than in explaining how members of ancient communities lived.