Archaeology 9/8

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”?

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Terms to Know
Vindolanda
process(es)
deposition
why is archaeology not like chemistry?
sampling (random, systematic, stratified, judgmental)
excavation
trench
test pit/sondage
baulk
context
stratigraphy
law of superposition
provenience

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