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Lecture Guide Midterm #2 1. What is an archaeological "site"? 2. What are some of the different kinds of archaeological sites and what kinds of artifacts would be associated with them? 3. What are some of the key indicators of archaeological sites? 4. Compare and contrast survey and remote sensing as ways to locate archaeological sites. 5. Discuss some of the factors that are considered in the decision of whether or not to excavate a site. 6. What is the difference between horizontal and vertical excavation? What kind of information does each type of excavation yield? 7. Compare and contrast the relative merits of survey and excavation. 8. What is the difference between relative and absolute dating? 9. Compare and contrast radiocarbon dating with potassium-argon. What kinds of materials can they date? What are the age ranges of reliable dates?
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Unformatted text preview: 10. Why was thermoluminescence such an important discovery? 11. What is the principle of superposition? What dating method is it associated with? 12. Why is the study of Upper Paleolithic cave art so important to humanity? 13. Describe Lascaux and discuss three different interpretations of the meaning of the paintings/engravings. 14. What do we know about Lascaux? What is the evidence? 15. How are interpretations of cave art shaped by positionality? Give examples. 16. Discuss the role of archaeology with regard to human rights. 17. How does the scientific method help people to deal with human rights abuses? 18. Discuss the history of Clyde Snow's work in forensic anthropology. 19. Discuss some of the major phases of forensic work in Guatemala. What specific roles do archaeologists have in this research?...
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