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Unformatted text preview: 4 Dimensions in archaeology › Exactly where artifacts are located on the planet’s surface (x,y coordinates) › How deep was it deposited › How old is it? These aspects are critical for interpretation Actual units that can be measured Allow for comparison on multiple levels Loss of this information loses an artifact’s context Time: is a unit of measure to order events and determine intervals between them › Cyclical Time › Linear Time › or, both Cultures build different types of calendars to organize time Archaeo/ethnoastronomy Chronology is the process of arranging events in order Archaeology works at building chronologies Relative Chronology Chronometric Chronology Absolute Chronology Ordering events relative to one another Stratigraphy is central to this method Seriation is a relative chronology method using artifacts › Allows for cross-dating Use of scientific methods to produce statistically probable age ranges...
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2011 for the course ANTH 210 taught by Professor Brainlane during the Spring '11 term at University of Hawaii, Manoa.

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