Anthropology 110 Mid Term Study Guide
... Introduction to Archaeology Fall 2004
Mid Term Study Guide
Key Terms: Define each of these terms
Paleolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic
(meaning and origins)
Reductive vs. Additive or
Goals of Archaeology
Dr. Steven Phillips Wednesday July 16th @ 1pm
... Dr. Phillips has participated in a wide range of archaeological excavations over the past 18
years, including excavations at Petra, Jordan; near Bordeaux in southwestern France; and, for
eight excavation seasons in Egypt - at Giza and Saqqara - most recently in February 2009. He is
the Archaeologica ...
anthropologycdp1207 - Ivy Tech Community College
... the General Education department and identified as CORE. Faculty consists of
two part time members. In fall 2007, anthropology courses enrolled 83 and
Location of Materials: NMC/FBC
Collection Development Guidelines:
ANH 154 Cultural Anthropology: Scientific study of ...
... periods studied by historians. Conventional historical sources begin only with the
introduction of written records around 3000 BC in Western Asia, and much later
in most other parts of the world (not until AD 1788 in Australia, for example).
The period before written records and history (meaning the ...
What Is Archaeology?
... At the moment of death the C14 begins to
decay at a rate that scientists already know
from other experiments. The missing amount
can then determine how long it took to be lost
and therefore date the object to a precise
C14 dating can only be used on organic
... The invention of modern
scientific excavation techniques
Using a multidisciplinary
approach to study people.
Increasing impact of science on
Refinement of archaeological
Summary in English
... Everything archaeologists unearth is ‘dead’ in the sense of no longer moving. Therefore archaeologists normally rely heavily on socio-cultural anthropological theories and concepts for their interpretations. Decades ago
the interests of socio-cultural anthropology were largely in sync with archaeolo ...
What is Archaeology?
... mence with which the proponents and opponents of the of such an approach to archaeology (pp.45-61). Schiffer's
New Archaedogy attacked one another, demonstrated a (1976) much acclaimed laws of cultural 'transformation'
righteous conviction for the validity of their particular (or are singled out for ...
... a. Cultural resource management (CRM), or contract archaeology, is concerned with
excavating sites that are threatened by modern development.
b. Most other sites are selected for excavation because they are well suited to address
a series of specific research questions.
3. Before a site is excavated ...
... Resume, David Hurst Thomas, Ph.D., D. Sci.
Since 1972, David Hurst Thomas has served since 1972 as Curator of Anthropology at the American
Museum of Natural History (New York); for seven years, he was Chairman of Department of Anthropology.
He has taught at Columbia University, New York University, ...
WHATCOM COMMUNITY COLLEGE
... All cultures had methods of sustaining themselves. The impact of those methods on their
environments is an underlying theme throughout archaeology. Because this is a global
discipline that incorporates the dimensions of time, it is able to better understand the big
picture of the consequences of hum ...
Radical Archaeology as Dissent
... the same project will have in terms of wetlands destruction,
habitat loss for native animal and plant species and the effects
of the added pollution on the local environment. These groups
will be opposed to the development.
So whose interests/political agenda are the CRM archaeologists serving in a ...
Taken for Graduate Credit
... The following undergraduate anthropology courses have no exact graduate equivalents and may be taken for graduate credit by
arrangement with the instructor. The same is true for some special topics courses. These are all 3000- or 4000-level courses; 2000level ones may not be taken for graduate credi ...
archaeology - Montgomery College
... In your expert group you will learn about
one aspect of the archaeological process –
research, fieldwork, lab work and analysis,
You will bring your information back to your
home group and share what you have
Principles of Archaeology
... People have dug up old things for a long time, and thought about what they
mean. What is the intellectual history of archaeology, its relation to broader
trends, academic, political or social?
People of many constituencies care about what archaeologists find. Who cares
about the past, and why? H ...
... Archaeology as History: Archaeology does seek to
understand the “history” of the human experience, but it
does so largely without the benefit of a documentary record.
99% of the human experience has taken place before the
development of writing and, therefore, “history” in its usual
PowerPoint to accompany notes
... Our archaeological epistemologies are derived from our
own cultures, not some ‘natural’ or objective standard
The Willey and Sabloff Period Scheme from A
History of American Archaeology
1. Speculative Period, 1492-1840
2. Classificatory-Descriptive Period, 1840-1914
3. Classificatory-Historical Per ...
Link to Document
... Ultimately, the problem for archaeologists is to use
complementary evidence from human biology and the
record of material culture to yield a reconstruction of past
life-ways that takes into account both the cultural and
biological aspects of the human experience.
Community archaeology is archaeology by the people for the people. The field is also known as public archaeology. There is debate about whether the terms are interchangeable; some believe that community archaeology is but one form of public archaeology, which can include many other modes of practice, in addition what is described here. The design, goals, involved communities, and methods in community archaeology projects vary greatly, but there are two general aspects found in all community archaeology projects. First, community archaeology involves communities ""in the planning and carrying out of research projects that are of direct interest to them"". Second, community archaeologists generally believe they are making an altruistic difference. Many scholars on the subject have argued that community collaboration does not have a pre-set method to follow. Although not found in every project, there are a number of recurring purposes and goals in community archaeology. Similarities are also found in different countries and regions—due to commonalities in archaeological communities, laws, institutions, and types of communities. It has also been suggested that public archaeology can be defined in a broad sense as the production and consumption of archaeological ‘commodities’.