January 14, 2013
Types of Sites
o Bones and other hearth and processing debris
o Patterns of food consumption
o Highly specialized
o 30-100 thousand years ago (Neandertal cave site)
o Dealing with an enclosed type of space need different types of strategies
How are sites found?
We need to understand where these sites are located and then we need to locate them
Some are obvious e.g. Egyptian pyramids
Aerial photography irregularities underneath
Historical documents try to reconstruct where a site was based on historical documentations
Archeology (vs. Treasure Hunting)
Idea behind good archeology if you do an excavation you need to do it systematically!
Digging is destruction
Rigorously controlled u