ANTH2015test3 - Classification Classification...

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Classification 15:50 Classification The search for order We classify things in the world around to create order in our lives Table Telephone How do we identify things? Grouping artifacts in order to discover patterns of cultural behavior** Artifacts by material classes Pottery Bone artifacts Stone tools Obsidian Chert (flint) Material classes Usually a different specialist studies artifacts of each material class Why classify? Simplify inter-cites comparisons Looking for patterning Record Provenience Data Label on excavation bag
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Location Depth Date Excavator What is an artifact type? a group of artifacts that share similar characteristics same color same shape Variables and attributes Variable- is category ( like suitcase) Color- Shape Rim shape Decoration  Could select Thickness …. Want variables that allow you to sort Variables and attributes Attribute is expression of the variable Red (color)
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