• Archaeology is scientific study of material remains of past cultures
– Inquiry into the past focusing on physical artifacts = collectively, “Material Culture”
– Employs scientific methods used to identify and classify objects into like categories
– Attempts to reconstruct specifics of ancient civilization through determining the use of artifacts
within the specific culture.
Categories of Evidence
- Funerary Practices,
- Types of deposition
> Storage Vessels
> Prestige (painted)
> Jewelry/coins etc.