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gives an absolute date in calendar years - also known as scietific dating; radiocarbon dating
gives a general idea of the time period an artefact comes from; typography
Archaeology is the study of human history and pre history through the excavation of sites and analysis of artefacts and other physical remains; pottery tombs jewellery
What is archaeology
Materials that provide written evidence; poems plays hymns
artefacts that are dug up in archaeological excavations - physical remains; pottery tools medals
the study of layers in the earth (strata) the oldest layer is at the bottom; grid excavation
an original source that comes from a certain time period; ancient records poems artefacts
not an original source. generally an interpretation of multiple sources; history text book
a historian generally uses written sources and documents to analyse and prove or disprove a hypothesis. An archaeologist recovers artefacts from the past to reconstruct moments of the past.
explain the difference between an archaeologist and a historian
what is the difference between processual and post processual archaeological interpretation
Horizontal excavation is where a large site is unconvered layer by layer. Different strata are not revealed. Vertical excavation is where a smaller area is excavated in a grid separated by baulks. Many different strata are revealed.
What is the difference between horizontal (open area) and vertical (grid) excavation
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