12-06-11 Archaeological Analysis III - Spatial Analysis Continued

12-06-11 Archaeological Analysis III - Spatial Analysis Continued

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ANP203 Intro to Archaeology December 6, 2011 Archaeological Analysis III: Spatial Analysis Settlement patterning of communities Archaeological record = static record Interpret on distribution of material things in space o Activities that create debris – find things together o Association of space Institutions that govern increase with space in a community Household – informal Communities – formality increases with space o Evidence of formality seen in spatial community arrangements Characteristics have meaning o Size o Form o Composition Leave archaeological record of activity o Once community identified, can look for components to aid understanding and purpose of what existed Communities = form continuous unit composed of households and other structures Material variability looked at on broader scale than households Variables in settlements Size – small hamlets or city? o Size has meaning Form – how is community laid out Composition – what’s in it? o
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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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12-06-11 Archaeological Analysis III - Spatial Analysis Continued

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