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Anthro 2 Read: Ashmore pp 60-65 2/2/2011 III.CHALLENGES STUDYING ARCH. MATERIAL 1. Differential Preservation of Material Remains E. Best Contexts for Preservation i. Stable Anaerobic Conditions ii Freezing Conditions (Ice Man) iii. Arid Conditions – rockshelters, caves, Mesa Verde iv. Unexpected Contexts: Garbage Project, Rathje Landfill Excavations; volume of plastics in landfills? Findings(1980s before recycling):Organic Materials: paper, lumber, food waste (hot dogs), yard refuse; Landfills: Mummify Materials: Rapid Deposition, Stable Environment, Keep Dry – Produces Anaerobic Conditions; Need to facilitate biodegradation
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