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Monday, November 09, 2009 1) Seriation (continued) a) Advantages (and problems) i) It is more sensitive (usually) than occurrence seriation ii) However, larger samples are needed iii) Direction of chronology still requires independent evidence (find by stratigraphy, radiocarbon dating) iv) Example: the Plymouth Colony Archive Project; changes in gravestone style 2) Larger classification units a) Tradition and Horizon i) Concepts that define larger-scale units to study culture change ii) Helps structure and characterize historical (time-space) variation b) Tradition i) Is the persistence of an assemblage kind through long periods of time, usually In a
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Unformatted text preview: restricted spatial area ii) Often associated with the persistence of a technology or lifestyle iii) A long period of time same artifacts, then there is a rapid change, different traditions iv) Arctic Small Tool Tradition (1) For 3000 years, little tools persisted (2) Very conservative people, very mobile (3) When Tule people came, displaced the tradition of little tools c) Horizon i) A wide geographic spread of stylistic elements with a relatively short temporal duration ii) Assumes a rapid spread of traits from a point of origin because of migration and/or diffusion iii) Often referred to as horizon styles...
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