ANP 264 1.30.08 - ANP 264 Great Discoveries in Archaeology...

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ANP 264 Great Discoveries in Archaeology 1/30/08 Lecture Outline (famous graves 2) I. Ancient Graves: a. The implications of grave goods. i. What does it say about a person when they are buried with a lot of ‘stuff’? ii. Social importance- the individual was important I. The assumption: the amount of energy invested in the preparation and burial of a person reflects their importance in life. The more energy invested, the more important the person iii. Social category- the individual may represent a particular type of person I. The assumption: regularities in the burial treatment of certain individuals in comparison to other people in the society may indicate they belong to a special class of people II. This may be a particular social role (priest, soldier, slave), social standing (upper, middle, lower) or both III. Requires a large number of burials for comparison Remember Otzi? While not a grave, what was one of the things found with his body that suggested Otzi was a leader? Why? Copper Ax… They had other materials used for axes at the time. b.
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This note was uploaded on 03/29/2008 for the course ANP 264 taught by Professor Norder during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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ANP 264 1.30.08 - ANP 264 Great Discoveries in Archaeology...

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