ANTH Lecture 5 - Lecture83110...

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Lecture 8-31-10 Unique Features of Archaeology in “New World”: 1. Racist; anti-American Indian thinking of early 19 century American and  European scholars dominated early development of the discipline. 2. Antiquity legislation in North America is unique and differs from most other  countries. 3. Many contemporary Native Americans don’t trust Western scholarship (or  anthropologist) to interpret their past/history/culture. 4. Archaeology in North America usually involves non-native digging up the past  of others. This week’s readings: C+C Chapter 2 T+K Chapter 2 (pages 24-27) Next week Tuesday and Thursday bring an archaeology news item and summary  to class and be ready to share. Summary should be 1 (paragraph or page?).  Answer who, what, when, where, and why this is interesting. Key Terms: NAGPRA- CRM- Culture History- Artifacts-
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Ecofacts Features- Stratigraphy- Principle of Superposition- All Archaeologist share methods and all anthropologist share culture. Big Questions in Archaeology: 1. why: the advent of farming and shift from human gathering life 2. What standards does our society judge others by? Economic Development  Technology is the basis of archaeological classifications: Eg. Iron Age vs. Bronze Age Band, Tribe, Chiefdom, State…. . What is the problem with this base or model of comparison?
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