Historical Artifacts - Agenda Artifacts Analysis through variables and context Artifact interpretation activity small groups Term project

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Agenda Artifacts: Analysis through variables and context Artifact interpretation activity small groups Term project: introduction Citation standards Thesis statement
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Artifact Processing Identification Classification Typology
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Identification Assumes known categories May assume known function
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cataloging Artifacts are assigned specific numbers that specify a project or site and allow them to be located within a site. Usually includes site designation and unit/level numbers Artifacts can be assigned accession numbers so they can be located within a collection. Cross indexed catalogs allow an artifact to be retrieved and related data to be accessed.
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Analysis follows collection Will the artifacts help answer basic questions? Can they be used statistically to answer complex questions?
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Artifacts serve many purposes in historical interpretation Artifact as tool Artifact as document Artifacts as commodities Artifacts as ideas
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Weight Material Shape Size Design Others….? No single typology can
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