Notes 9-20-10 - 1 Seriation and Sites a Seriation changes...

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1. Seriation and Sites a. Seriation: changes in material culture a.i. Gradual changes in material culture to determine whether artifact (sites) is older or younger than another (“relative dating”) a.ii. Why did culture change happen but first you have to find out the sequence a.ii.1. “how old a car is” a.ii.1.a. Cars, for example a.ii.1.a.i. What are the trends of changes? How might cars change in the future? What might be responsible for a.ii.1.b. Changes in womens swimsuits, 20 th century a.ii.1.b.i. What were the main trends got skimpier a.ii.1.c. Advertising logos a.iii. Frequency Seriation a.iii.1. Several styles of an item coexist, we can use their relative frequencies or popularity to discern trends and date sites a.iii.2. A seriation chart that illustrates changes in the populaity of items or styles of items b. Sites: spatial clusterings of material culture b.i. Come in a variety of sizes, ages, functions, etc. b.ii.
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This note was uploaded on 10/17/2011 for the course ANTHRO 102 taught by Professor Johnson during the Spring '08 term at UMass (Amherst).

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Notes 9-20-10 - 1 Seriation and Sites a Seriation changes...

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