12-01-11 Archaeological Analysis III - Spatial Analysis

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ANP203 Intro to Archaeology December 1, 2011 Archaeological Analysis III: Spatial Analysis Artifacts and distribution Types of association artifacts have o Location Use assemblage of artifacts for tasks today o Assume people did this throughout time Neanderthals Sites in France uncovered Use tool kits o Difference in tool kits may have represented different activities o Similar to modern Arctic occupants (Eskimos) o Eskimos and Neanderthals share a distribution of activities Result: Create archaeological record of tools, bones, etc. to identify activities Importance of space Settlements : Locations that contain activity areas Activites reflect function of places Archaeologists look at spatial distribution of settlements and activity areas within them o Settlement patterning – study of spatial distribution of settlements and activities within them Levels of settlement patterning Household (or other basic living unit) o Family/group of people who live together
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This note was uploaded on 12/21/2011 for the course ANP 203 taught by Professor Lewis during the Fall '11 term at UCSB.

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