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1-22-10 1) Archaeology describes, interprets, and reconstructs human behavior and cultural patterns through material remains. 2) Relative dating stratigraphy paramount and base concept 3) Absolute dating scientific method 4) Law of superposition in geoplogy 5) Contexts are single events or actions that leave discreet, detectable traces in the archaeological sequence or stratigraphy a.i) Layers a.ii) Features 6) Cuts: if the former’s creation removed a part of the latter. 7) Overlies: context is overlying when the overlying layer is above another 8) Above a) Later, vertically above but not necessarily physical contact 9)
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