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Unit 1 Out-of-Class Exercise 1) Various information from objects left behind can be determined—sometimes emotion can be attached to an object, for example, as in pictures with imbued meaning; the complexity of an object can be judged based on its structure and functions; anything with writing on it can of course tell of an era; social statuses can be identified when seeing whether objects left are luxurious or better in quality or even quantity; different types of patterns, shapes, or subtle form could mark one society or time period from another; many other things can be inferred if there is evidence in written records such as ethnographies, historical data, and etcetera. It is useful to historic archaeologists wishing to document as complete a picture of the past as they can hopefully represent, without missing anything, as it would be unwise to look over ordinary day-to-day objects in recording history. 2) Archaeologists could determine that I have a variety of colors in possession; I don’t own too much of one thing, and I keep mostly necessities around. There are a couple sentimental items lying around, but they are gifts from friends. As well,
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This note was uploaded on 01/11/2011 for the course ANTH 3 taught by Professor Gifford-gonzales during the Winter '08 term at University of California, Santa Cruz.

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