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Lecture 1 - Principles of Archaeology Introduction

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Department
Anthropology
Course
Anthropology 2229F/G
Professor
Christopher Ellis
Semester
Winter

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Lecture 1Principles of Archaeology Archaeology y Field of scholarship that deals with the human past through the study of the material remainsphysical residues of the past o Deals with approximately 3 million years very broad field o Can study recent events as well as ancient events o As soon as something becomes a material remain it becomes of interest to archaeologists o Material remains includes larger range than just artifacts made by humansBones of animals that were eaten human remains soils and sediments magnetometery etcGive details about diet environment etc of the individuals living in the timeEffects skeletal chemistry areas of origins effects of warfare size of population etcPast human behaviour o Interests not just in the human past also human beings themselves o No one can record exactly what a site was like
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