Discussion HW due 9-22-10

Discussion HW due 9-22-10 - Survey – method by which...

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Site – a place where past human activity was preserved and is being uncovered Digging grounds, Location, Artifact deposit, Burial, Terracotta Army, Mesopotamia Excavation – the act of uncovering and recording archeological remains Digging, Site exposure, Ground-penetrating radar, Surface survey, Errors (under-cutting, over- cutting) Ground-penetrating radar – archeological technique that uses radar pulses to image the ground below the surface Electromagnetic radiation, Reflection seismology, Excavation, Tomographic image, Archeological mapping Bioturbation – when sediment layers are disturbed by living plants or animals Burrowing, Ingestion, Defecation, Archeological obstacle, Soil rearrangement Ecofact – item of archeological significance but unhandled by humans Seeds, Edible substances, Bones, Unaltered building materials, Diet analysis
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Unformatted text preview: Survey – method by which archeologists collect information about human history in a large area GPS, Large-scale excavation, Ariel photography, Field walking, Soil analysis, Geophysical prospecting Culture – A pattern of human behavior Human experience, environmental factors, evolution, fieldwork, tools Shell midden – shells from aquatic species collected by humans and deposited Holocene, kill site, clams, oysters, mussels, accumulation, archeological site, excavation Ethnography – observation of human cultures Anthropological description, field study, case report, empirical data, holistic Feature – a collection of immobile human activity deposits Excavation, statue, midden, human dumps, site...
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