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ARKY 201 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Buffalo Jump, Paleontology, Cross-Bedding

September, 24 :th Dating the past I: relative dating methods: Four types of material culture: 1: artifacts anything made or modified by humans. (Portable objects) 2: ecofact natural objects that humans have used or affecte...

Archaeology
ARKY 201
Elizabeth Paris
ARKY 201 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Experimental Archaeology, Uranium-238, Ethnoarchaeology

Dating paleo deposits: 8) potassium-argon (K-Ar) dating: Uses the rate of decay of a of a radioactive form of potassium (40K) into argon (40Ar) Can date samples from 50,000 to 2 billion years old Work son: the minerals and...

Archaeology
ARKY 201
Elizabeth Paris
ARKY 201 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Thermoluminescence Dating, Radiocarbon Dating, Archaeomagnetic Dating

September, 26 :th Absolute dating methods: radiocarbon (C14) Dating: A dating method that uses the decay of carbon-14 to date organic remains Works on: - Wood, charcoal, ivory, plants, shell, bone, and other organic. - Any...

Archaeology
ARKY 201
Elizabeth Paris
ARKY 201 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Mayapan, Inductive Reasoning, Deductive Reasoning

October 3 2018 lecture 11 Doing archaeology: Archaeological research: - Formulation - Logistics - Survey - Excavation - Conservation - Analysis - Publication Archaeological research : Mayapan Formulating a project: - The s...

Archaeology
ARKY 201
Elizabeth Paris
ARKY 201 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Spear-Thrower, Magdalenian, Sept

October 1 :t Ethnohistory: Aztec Atlatls Atlatl is a Nahuatl word derived from atlatlacani meaning water-thrower (referring to its use in hunting ducks and large fish). Spears made a cane, tipped with obsidian. Used for hu...

Archaeology
ARKY 201
Elizabeth Paris
ARKY 201 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Systematic Sampling, Total Station, Base Station

October 10 lecture 12 (second part of class 2 nd midterm) Finding and assessing archaeological sites Finding archaeological sites Chance discoveries (older method) Ask a local (they know their land best but do they want yo...

Archaeology
ARKY 201
Elizabeth Paris
ARKY 201 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Volcanic Ash, Taphonomy, Wet Season

Matrix and preservation What is the matrix? The physical substance surrounding an archaeological find. Most cases its dirt. Like to be more specific, so get into geology. (Sand, clay, water) Putting it all in context: Matr...

Archaeology
ARKY 201
Elizabeth Paris
ARKY 201 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Processual Archaeology, Lewis Binford, Radiocarbon Dating

Cultural Biology: Multilinear Cultural evolution - Julian Steward Assumed that certain basic culture types would develop in similar ways under similar conditions. (Really liked river valleys) - Multilinear cultural evoluti...

Archaeology
ARKY 201
Elizabeth Paris
ARKY 201 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Grafton Elliot Smith, Lewis H. Morgan, Stone Age

Archaeology 201: Monday, September 17 : th The History of archaeology II: Early scientific approaches: Unilinear cultural evolution - Why and how do cultures change over time? - Herbert spencer (1820-1903) Progress is not ...

Archaeology
ARKY 201
Elizabeth Paris
ARKY 201 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Cultural Property, Native American Graves Protection And Repatriation Act, Paleontology

Friday, September 14 : th Historic resources act of Alberta: Passed in 1973 protects all historic resources in the province includes all resources buried or partially buried in land, or submerged in any body of water inclu...

Archaeology
ARKY 201
Elizabeth Paris
ARKY 201 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Kennewick Man, Forensic Anthropology, Easter Island

Archaeology 201: Wednesday, September 12 : th The Kennewick man controversy: - 1990 Native American graves protection and repatriation act (NAGPRA) - Human skeletal remains recovered in a river bend in Washington state, US...

Archaeology
ARKY 201
Elizabeth Paris
ARKY 201 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Reverse Image Search, Cherry Picking, Nazi Germany

Archaeology 201: Monday September 10 : th What is archaeology? -Is the study of all aspects of past human experiences through material culture. -(Arkaios ancient) (logos word (study of)) -Always deals with humans -We appro...

Archaeology
ARKY 201
Elizabeth Paris
ARKY 327 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Hand Axe, Australopithecus, Consanguinity

Charles Dawson- amateur archaeologist created the Piltdown Man hoax. 1912 Piltdown man- Human skull fragments found with ancient animal bones suggested that Dawson had found an early human. Upon further analysis by other...

Archaeology
ARKY 327
Geoffrey Mc Cafferty
ARKY 201 Lecture 1: Arky 201- Post Midterm Material

11222017 Spiritsentities go through the same kinds of things as people. The breathing hole is there for the underworld spirits to breathe. If you want to communicate with the spirits in the wintertime you have to go to the...

Archaeology
ARKY 201
Gerald Oetelaar
ARKY 327 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Feathered Serpent, Glossary Of Ancient Roman Religion, Teotihuacan

2018-04-05 Teotihuacan- largest city in the world in 250 AD. Highly organized urban center. Streets organized in grid pattern. Built around several large pyramids. Pyramid of the moon- built in one major construction pha...

Archaeology
ARKY 327
Geoffrey Mc Cafferty

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