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1. What are the major differences between Gatecliff Shelter and Butler Cave in terms of the kind of deposits and the way in which the sites were used prehistorically? Gatecliff Shelter has thousands of years worth of deposits while Butler Cave has a shallow deposit of only one meter. Gatecliff Shelter was used for protection and nutrients from the vegetation, now left as pollen in the deposits. In the deposit at Butler Cave arcaheologists found fragments of pottery and
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Unformatted text preview: chippage leading to the guess of it being a quarry in prehistoric times. 2. What is pollen analysis and what can it do for archaeology? Pollen analysis is taking the pollen from layers of deposit and from that determining what type of plants the pollen came from. Pollen analysis help archaeologists observe why those inhabitants were there when they were there....
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