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32402fMidtermGuide2 - Introduction to Archaeology Midterm...

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Introduction to Archaeology Midterm study guide You should be able to explain and use the terms and concepts listed below. That means that you can answer questions about them, and that you can include them when relevant in answering other questions. For example, a question that presents a hypothetical archaeological excavation and asks you to answer a question about it might involve using the concepts of strata, superposition, association, terminus post quem , diagnostic artifacts, components, and so on. Those listed on the handout: History and Theory of Archaeology – Concepts Those listed on the handout: What you should know about absolute dating Those listed on the handout: How radiocarbon dating works Relative dating Steno’s law, or the Law of Superposition Stratigraphy Stratum (plural: strata) Feature Association Curation Redeposition Intrusion (or intrusive) Inverted stratigraphy “Natural” or cultural strata Arbitrary strata Erosion Deposition
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