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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