Sept 25th Note

Sept 25th Note - A NTH 103 Intro to World Archaeology...

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ANTH 103 – Intro to World Archaeology Friday September 25 th Alison Torrie alisontorrie@gmail.com ANSO1301 Mondays 1:30 – 2:30 Some Announcements… •Guidelines for writing your essay proposals have been posted to the Vista site. •If you are choosing your own topic, it must be approved BEFORE you hand in your proposal. NEXT WEEK: Tutorials will be held in the Teaching Lab downstairs (117). STRATIGRAPHY Finding Sites… •Reconnaissance –Historical documents –Indigenous knowledge –Property owners –Geological associations –Satellite images –Aerial photos –Remote sensing SURVEY •Transects •Coring •Accidents –Locate the extent of the site –Locate other nearby sites EXCAVATION •Time-consuming and expensive •Often the only way to learn more. .. •Destructive!! Excavation is… -Careful removal of the soil, artifacts, and features
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-Meticulous and detailed recording of data •Vertical Excavation (diachronic) –Digging deep but narrow units to understand the stratigraphic nature
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