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Lecture 18

Lecture 18 – Time-Space Constructs

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Anthropology 2229F/G
Christopher Ellis

Lecture 18 – Time-Space Constructs  Phases o Even though they are distinct, there may be some continuity  E.g. technology of artifacts, etc. o If there is evidence of continuity, the tern that is applied is a microtradition  Pottery, housing forms, etc. o Can find some similarities in adjacent systems, or lead to recognition of different phases o Evidence of all the phases may be continuous on a broader level, leads to recognition of broader traditions  Horizons o Whenever there is a wide spread phenomenon over a wide spread area  E.g. development of fluted points that adopted over a huge area; broadpoint or broadspear  Can also be referred to as horizon markers or horizon styles  Period o Uses only time to organize the archaeological
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