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environmental archaeology
reconstruction of human use of plants and animals and how societies adapted to changing environments
isostatic uplift
land moves up when ice melts and weighs less
tectonic movements
movement of the plates on earth
geomorphology
study of form and development of landscape
soil micromorphology
use of microscopic technique to study nature and organization of the components of soil
primary cultural deposits
direct result of human presence
secondary cultural deposits
undergone modification, must be done by humans
tertiary cultural deposits
placed in primary, moved completely to a diff. place
pollen zones
different plant communities
microfauna
the remains of small animals
macrofauna
the remains of larger animals
coprolites
fossilized feces
SET analysis
site exploitation territory;
figuring out the maximum amount of area humans have exploited
pollen analysis
used to understand deforestation
subsistence
means of survival
meal
what a person ate at a specific point in time
diet
pattern of consumption over a long period of time
external evidence
anything that is not an artifact