17 - Evolutionary relationships Site occupation time Human...

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What is Archaeology? Re-creation of past through material culture Site= known or suspected location of human activity in past that contain records of that activity Artifacts: anything made or modified by humans Ecofacts: natural objects used or affected by humans o Pollen o Insects o Food remains o Human skeletons Fossils: remnants of an organism of a past geologic age o Can determine:
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Unformatted text preview: Evolutionary relationships Site occupation time Human behavior • Features: artifacts that can’t be removed from a site (e.g. hearth) o Can determine: Human behavior Form and function Social organization Finding Sites • Accident • Remote sensing: o Magnometry o GPR • Fieldwalking • Historical documents • Local lore...
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This note was uploaded on 06/12/2011 for the course ANTH 101 taught by Professor Scarre during the Spring '07 term at UNC.

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