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Unformatted text preview: Archeology people in past, relationship of human behavior and materials Linguistics language/communication Culture present day people Goals of archeology: construct culture histories, reconstruct past lifestyles (figure out how people lived in the past), explain culture changes (determine why changes did or didnt happen), give voice to voiceless (people ignored by written history) Artifact: any object made or modified by human beings Feature: non-moveable object or group of objects made by humans Site: a specific clustering of artifacts and/or features Material culture: that part of culture containing material products Association: relationship of artifacts from one site to another Context: culturally significant associations of an artifact The archeological record: all the information required for archeological research...
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- Spring '08