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Department
Anthropology
Course
ANTHROP 1AA3
Professor
Antonio Sorge
Semester
Winter

Description
FieldworkArchaeology Satellite ImageryCosta Rican footpaths as revealed from space Footpaths up to 2500 years old were visible in satellite imagery but not to the naked eye The paths had been buried by volcanic ash sediment and vegetation Grid SystemAn archaeologist drives in a stake for a large grid at an excavation site in Teotihuacan Mexico Such a grid enables the researchers to record the exact location of any artifacts or feature found at the siteA grid system allows archaeologists to precisely record the location of the skeleton in relation to other objectsStratigraphyArchaeologists determine the age of artifacts and other remains through stratigraphyObjects buried in lower layers are older than those in higher layersPrimatologyAmong bonobos the strongest social bonds are among females although females do also bond with males Ethnographic MethodsThe principal source of cultural data about any group of people is ethnographic datao Data that is obtained through close interaction with the people involved in the research Fieldwork TechniquesInterviewing eliciting of responses to researchers questionso There are three forms of interview structured semistructured and unstruc
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