Archaeological Record

Archaeological Record - The archaeological record is the...

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The archaeological record is the general name denoting the more or less continuous distribution of artifacts over the earth’s surface, in highly variable densities Archaeological Data comprise the material remains of ancient human behavior Anything you can tough physically o Arrowhead o Brick o Dagger, etc Artifacts are commonly defined as items that exhibit any physical attributes that can be assumed to be the result of human activity Has to be manipulated by human beings Although archaeological record refers specifically to distributions of artifacts, it can include: Artifacts- objects manufactured and modified by humans o Features- artifacts and artifact associations that cannot be removed intact from the ground, such as postholes and ditches Posthole- hole to put a post down o Structures- houses, granaries, temples, and other buildings that can be identified from standing remains, patterns of postholes, and other features in the ground Ecofacts- sometimes refers to food remains, such as bones,
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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.

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