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Unformatted text preview: house pits in these outlying areas domestic structures, or did some serve a more limited ritual purpose? How do they compare to house pits in the core area? Because you can't dig everything, you need a good sampling strategy to assess these questions. You will want to consider the location of the different structures in relation to natural features on the landscape, evidence for large scale food production (feasting), the correlation of rare classes of objects probably used during rituals with different parts of the site, and the abundance or rarity of artifacts, including lithics, that might indicate a general domestic pattern of use or something more specialized. You think that you could secure funding for six to eight excavation units and a large enough team to include any needed spets. But first you have to write the proposal!...
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- Spring '11