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Lecture 8

ARH312 2nd Sem Lecture 8

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Department
Archaeology
Course
ARH312Y1
Professor
E.Banning
Semester
Winter

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NDARH 312 2 SEMESTERLECTURE 8SERIATIONRelative chronologyo Dating in relation to other objects no calendar date o Typology as a method of chronologyTypologya classification scheme for organizing artifacts the creation of type based on artifact attributes Seriation o Putting archaeological units features or artifacts into a relative sequence Comparing artifact types o Putting artifacts into their proper chronological order determined through similarities or differences o Ordered along a single dimensiontime Assumptions o Each artifact grows in relative abundance then declines o Archaeological unit corresponds to a brief period in time o Contents of each unit represents the artifacts in use at the time o All units belong to the same culture o All units belong to the same regionHistorical continuitythe more similar two
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