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Anthro 2 Read: Rathje + Murphy 2001 1/26/11 II. WHY STUDY ARCHAEOLOGY? 2. Study of Recent History C. Contemporary Perspective William Rathje – “Garbage Project” Findings: People Under Report/Over Report i) Alcohol Consumption ii) Certain Food (Lean Cuisine Syndrome) Implications: Tendency to Distort Reality Case Study – Kent Lightfoot Study of Neighborhood Garbage The Sad Case of the Labor Day Feast Cautionary tale when read historical documents Archaeology – identify/correct biases in hist. record 3. Study of Cultural Change
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Unformatted text preview: A. Micro-Scale Short-term Changes B. Macro-Scale Long-term Changes; Longue Dure Archaeology Can Address Changes in Communities Over Long or Short Periods of Time C. Historical Anthropology Employ Different Data Sets (Lines of Evidence) i) Ancient History or Prehistoric Period Prehistoric Archaeology, Oral Traditions ii) Historical Period Historical Archaeology, Written Documents, Ethnographic Accounts, Oral Trad/Histories D. Cultural Anthropology Synchronic...
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This note was uploaded on 02/14/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2/AC taught by Professor Wilkes during the Spring '09 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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