Typology Debrief

Typology Debrief - • Can be used to identify cultural...

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Agenda Review typology exercise. News in archaeology: a report from the California Archaeology Conference. Mid term exam review.
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Typology Analysis and Utility [Not an easy task]
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Naja Categories stylistic attributes Relationship to chronology External influences on development Navajo use or for tourist trade? Symbolism real or imagined
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Cluster analysis similarities aggregated Outliers unique or rare Ranked elements attributes transition in suites or independently?
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Applications of Typology Primary utility is in constructing chronology. Historical units
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Unformatted text preview: • Can be used to identify cultural groups or affinity between groups. – Signature types • Also important in recognizing forces influencing a culture. – symbols News • 1. Stable isotope analysis of skeletons to determine diet and social order: nuclear chemistry in the aid of archaeology. • Various isotopes are absorbed into body tissues from diet. • Do not decay. • Presence of particular isotopes found in bone, tooth enamel and other tissue can be measured and ratios calculated in order to establish basic dietary trends....
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