10-1-10.Out - 1Anthro 2 Reading: Ashmore + Sharer Ch. 3...

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1 Anthro 2 Reading: Ashmore + Sharer Ch. 3 10/1/10 V. HISTORY OF ARCHAEOLOGY 2. Culture History Approach (1920-1960) Recognition: Native American Antiquity + Change A. Chronology Building Stratigraphic Excavations: Law of Superposition – in undisturbed sedimentary strata, the youngest stratum is at the top and the oldest is at the base Seriation (Three-Age System, Max Uhle, Manuel Gamio – demonstrated that Aztecs were the last civilization of the complex civilizations by using stratigraphic excavations , Nels Nelson –Amer. SW Pueblo sites : Arbitrary Levels each one foot. He found that the percentage of ceramics changed in each level, signifying a cultural change by seriating different ceramic types ) – Order artifacts in temporal sequence from oldest to youngest. Observe changes in style from various artifact types. i.e. seriation of car designs over time, beer and soft drink pull-tabs B. Paleo-Indian Sites --1926 – Discovery of Folsom Site (10,900 – 10,200, New Mexico – Fluted Points
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This note was uploaded on 10/08/2010 for the course ANTHRO 02303 taught by Professor Deacon during the Fall '09 term at Berkeley.

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10-1-10.Out - 1Anthro 2 Reading: Ashmore + Sharer Ch. 3...

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