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Notes 9-22-10 - b Chipmunks(animals – an agent of...

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9/22/10 1. Site formation processes a. Human behavior produces material remains which are deposited at the site b. More generally: b.i. Expedient/disposable vs curated/reused technology b.ii. How refuse is treated c. Post-depositional processes (cultural and natural) d. Burial (or exposure), disturbance, preservation (or decay), and excavation 2. Disturbance a. Changing associations among artifacts a.i. Plowing disturbs the upper part of an archaeology site a.ii. Effect: plowzones – sediments or soils disturbed by plowing
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Unformatted text preview: b. Chipmunks (animals) – an agent of bioturbation (disturbance by biological organisms, plants/animals) 3. To stress the importance of research questions in the design of archaeological research a. Including, how archaeologists know where to dig 4. The Hadley Palisade a. Palisade – fence of tall posts (stockade) b. Hadley palisades was very small but was effective enough to slow down enemies (Indians) c. Archaeologists drew a profile c.i. Side cross-view...
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