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Unformatted text preview: • Chronometric (Absolute) Dating • Hominin • Humans and their bipedal ancestors since divergence from common ancestor Artifact • Portable object mae or altered in some way by a human Thermoluminescence (TL) • heat an object-it opens trap and electrons are released in forms of light and one can measure amount of light-see how many electrons were trapped and since we know the rate of accumulation, can work backwards and determine when last heating happened Biostratigraphy • Look at material within the strata Taphonomy • What happens to bones-why some preserved while some are not, why do they look that way Context...
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2011 for the course ANTHROPOLO 200 taught by Professor V during the Fall '10 term at Saint Louis.
- Fall '10
- Biological Anthropology