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ANT 101 - February 6th, 2013.doc

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University of Toronto Mississauga
Heather Miller

{Archaeology & Paleoanthropology Methods} Terms: Paleoanthropology – the study of ancient human ancestors – specifically HOMININS • a multi disciplinary approach • there are physical biological anthropologists, there are several different disciplines Dating is important to Paleoanthropology because everything is date specific, this uses a range of methods from relative to chronometric dating Environment – studying the hominins that belonged to this environment is important to Paleoanthropology Taphonomy – refers to how materials came to be varied and were LATER disturbed. Studying the artifact but the context they are in and how they came to be based on the place that they are in now Anatomy and the biology of hominis - bones of other animals or hominins are able to tell us if these were hurt or injured etc ARCHAEOLOGY & ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESEARCH METHODS Paleoanthropology - studies fossils of hominids Archaeology - Archaeology = the study of the human past through material remains **focus on the stuff that’s left – the garbage! The research objectives of Paleo…. Are  To describe the past – who, when, where (specifics)  To analyze and reconstruct past lifeways – what (behaviour)  To explain past events & directions – how, why (trends, causes) Research Design (Scientific Method) – this is used to assist and help in the study of studying fossils of hominds.  Collect background information (generation of hypotheses)  Create research design (formulation of hypotheses)  Field & lab research, analysis (testing)  Conclusions, publication (disprove/support) 3 Ways to collect data: {Data Gathering} 1. Survey – finding data 2. Excavation – using various methods of digging to collect data from the ground for example 3. Collections & Archives – Terms To Know: Site – the local concentration of material (experienced) evidence. Spatial clustering or archaeological remains. Artifacts – porta
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