2-7-11.Out - ii. SF Bay Shell Mounds Ancestral to Ohlone...

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Anthro 2 Read: Schneider; Light + Luby 2/7/11 III.CHALLENGES STUDYING ARCH. MATERIAL 3. Complex Formation of Archaeological Sites B. Transformational Processes (Post-Depositional) Taphonomy of Materials; Natural Agents (decay, erosion); Human Agents (plowing, looting, etc.) 4. Dynamic Nature of Cultural Landscapes A. Pompeii Premise-- Materials Frozen in Time? Idea that Archaeology is “Fossil Record of Past Human Activities”; Problems with this Concept B. Formation of Arch. Places; Complex Stratigraphy, Use and Reuse of Places Over Time, Palimpsests C. Case Study: Shell Mounds of SF Bay i. Introduction: Mounded Landscapes in N. America
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Unformatted text preview: ii. SF Bay Shell Mounds Ancestral to Ohlone (Costanoan), Coast Miwok, Bay Miwok iii. Historical Background: Anthropology Dept, UCB Founded 1901; Phoebe A. Hearst, Fredrick W. Putnam, Alfred Kroeber, Max Uhle, Nels Nelson iv. Findings: 425 mounds; large mounds, diverse range artifacts, ecofacts, features; burials v. Chronology: earliest use 4000-5000 years ago Mounds reused over time; Places of Refuge vi. Interpretations: Trash Dumps, Mounded Villages specialized cemeteries, ceremonial centers vii. Dynamic Nature of SF Bay Cultural Landscape Complex Stratigraphy; Palimpsests...
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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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