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We can assume that the hill was closer to the ocean that it is today. It was very swampy, having a no mans land in between. It made for very good agriculture. It is a tale site, where the hill has been built up over time. Layers of material are deposited one on top of the other due to human occupation. So the town itself gets taller and taller. Called stratigraphy. It’s a destructive science; in order to see it, we have to pull it out of the ground. You can never put them back in the same way they were found. You have many different forms of note taking. Archeology- the study of things made and/or manipulated by man. Pottery is the most common artifact. Everyone used them. There are many different kinds. This story takes place mainly during the bronze age. It is when people used metal as tools and weapons. At the beginning it was stone, useful for many things. Around 3000 BC in the middle east, metals/copper started to be used. If you mix tin and copper together, it makes bronze, a much harder substance. Around 1000 BC, iron begins to be used. It is much stronger than bronze, but corrodes
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This note was uploaded on 09/14/2009 for the course BIO biology taught by Professor Meighan during the Spring '09 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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