Chapter 6 notes (book)
• The archaeological record is not composed solely of separate and discrete locations where
artifacts and features are found. It is essentially continuous across the landscape, reflecting the
temporally lengthy and geographically unbroken use of that landscape by human groups.
• After locating an archaeological site, the next step is to determine why an ancient people
positioned themselves there.
• Human beings have always based their decisions to settle or exploit a particular place on their
own set of complex calculations concerning the benefits of the location.
• Using GIS an archaeologist can map the locations of every excavated artifact, linking all the
data associated with each mapped artifact.
• In most places any sites except for the most recent are buried by a series of nat