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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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- Fall '10
- Archaeology, Formal attributes- shape/dimensions/components, o Typology