6._Archaeology

6._Archaeology - Archeology Study of human past...

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Archeology Study of human past Archeologists deal with material remains Artifacts are objects fashioned or altered by humans Context in which they are left and the way they are left are important to know
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Why study remains Knowledge of the human past is essential to understand what makes us distinctively human and to understand how the process of change affects humans
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Methods of Data Recovery Modern archaeological excavations are carefully planned and rigorously conducted Grid system Datum point Flotation Stratified Pitt-Rivers developed methodology
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Sorting Out the Evidence Accurate and detailed record of site necessary Scale map of all features Description of location and depth of each object Photographs and scale drawings of objects
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Sorting Out the Evidence Laboratory work Fossils separated from matrix, identified and analyzed Artifacts cleaned, catalogued, and functions defined
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Dating Methods Two types of dating methods help age
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2009 for the course BAA 1219 taught by Professor Glander during the Fall '08 term at Duke.

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