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Unformatted text preview: physical or external properties o Chronological type are also defined by decoration or form, but they are time markers. They are defined in terms of attributes that show changes over time o Functional type based on cultural use or role in their users culture rather than on outward form or chronological position o Stylistic type: use changing styles for classification purposes Attribute analysis Physical characteristics or features of significance used to distinguish one artifact from another are known as attributes Attribute analysis emphasizes combinations of attributes that distinguish and isolate one artifact type from another. Three broad groups used: o Formal attributes- shape/dimensions/components o Stylistic attributes- decoration, color surface o Technological attributes- material used to make artifact...
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This note was uploaded on 03/16/2011 for the course ANTH 118 taught by Professor Blomster during the Fall '10 term at GWU.
- Fall '10