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Unformatted text preview: Field work recovers large amounts of physical material Initial conclusions are only a guide for further work Goal: to make initial sorting and cleaning of artifacts and prepare them for shipping First stage of inventory and analysis Actual goals and procedures can vary General Goals: Clean, number, inventory, and sort This stage reveals the most about artifacts Specific methods and techniques used to extract specific data One all important tool: Classification One of the most important tools, and we all use it daily Method for organizing large quantities of information Used as a research tool to organize data sets Almost every discipline employs classification Taxonomy: The process of classifying Systematics: method for creating meaningful units for classification Problem oriented classification is not simple Manageable units Creation of Types Shared features that group artifacts by form Typology : Classification based on creating types Problem oriented & beyond simple description Allows units to be created, compared, and tested...
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