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Barron's AP Art History Vocab Ancient

2008 Art History Vocab
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Archaeology
the scientific study of ancient people and cultures principally revealed through excavation
Cromlech
a circle of megaliths
Megalith
a stone of great size used in the construction of a prehistoric era
Mortise-and-Tenon
a groove cut into stone or wood, called a mortise, that is shaped to recieve a tenon, or projection or projection, of the same dimensions
Post-and-lintel
a method of construction in which two posts support a horizontal beam, called a lintel

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