ANP 264 1.9.08 - ANP 264 Wednesday I Archaeological...

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ANP 264 Wednesday, January 09, 2008 I. Archaeological Stereotypes a. Archaeologists look for treasure or mysterious ritual objects i. Treasure is looked for. b. Archaeology is interested in spectacular sites (pyramids of Egypt, sunken ships) i. Do work at spectacular sites (temple of the sun) c. Archaeology is mainly interested in high profile issues i. Firsts: first tools, art, civilizations ii. Events: fall of Rome, the iceman THIS CLASS IS ABOUT THOSE STEREOTYPES! We do look at high profile issues (some of the earliest art in the world at 10,000 years of age) II. 3 definitions of archaeology a. 1) basic: from the Greek words, archaio, meaning ancient or primitive and logia , meaning theory or science. “The science or study of the past” b. Layman anthropologist: “study of prehistoric people or lifeways” c. Advanced: “study of past human behaviors through there material remains and traces III. Material remains: 3 types a. Types of material remains: i. Manufactured items
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