1) Test the law of superposition using your desk or the floor of your room, or another site where a lot of things has accumulated (see also instructions in The Archaeology Coursebook, p. 42). Photos or drawings encouraged but not required.
2) Read ch. 3, “Post-excavation analysis,” pp. 62-94.
3) Be able to explain the diagram on p. 36. How does it complicate the “law of superposition”?
Terms to Know
why is archaeology not like chemistry?
sampling (random, systematic, stratified, judgmental)
law of superposition