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Anthro week 6 Notes

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Anthro week 6 Notes ANTH 103

Vania Notetaker
Virginia Commonwealth University
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Introduction to Anthropology
Dr. Matthew Pawlowicz
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Date Created: 09/29/16
Anthro Notes Week 6 Archaeology +Basics - Deals with material culture (things people make and leave behind) *Artifacts *Eco facts *Features Archaeologist want to know the context - Where it is found - How it got there - What it was found with - What soil it was in Archaeology and science Uses scientific methods Scientific fields used** -Palynology -Micromorphology -Phytolith studies -Absolute dating techniques Range of Archaeological specialties -chronical -Regional -Special skills -Topical Methods and practices Step 1. Find out where things are -Remote sensing (aerial photography) -Walk over surveys -Study region in systematic way Noninvasive methods -- > sensor that allow one to see what’s taking place underground without digging Step 2. Excavation -Digging up what you find -Stratigraphy (relative dating) order of how things happen -Absolute dating -- >Radiometric -- >Dendrochronology (counting tree rings) -- > Production date Step 3. Analysis -Study all recovered artifact. Ecofacts and feature data -Takes a long-time and is tedious Step 4. Interpretation -Combine data from analysis and figure what it all means -Use anthropological methods


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