Excavation In Falasia

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The archaeological research of sites in the African country of Falasia has opened some insight into the prehistory of the habitation of the area. While the aerial survey, and field reconnaissance, has produced multiple potential sites including, 8 rock shelters, 21 mounds, and 8 other sites, only three sites have been selected for excavation at this stage. Two of these sites excavated have been in the eastern savannah region of the county, the third on in the mountainous scrubland on the boarder of Zaronia.
Looking at the size and the environmental conditions of the eastern region of Falasia it is clear that there is a very logical reason for the greater number of sites found in this region. The access to consistent water supplies, hunting
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At these fairly modern time periods, unless there is a major migration of the peoples of Level 4 and a new population takes over the shelter, the advancement shows evolution into a pastoral society. Level 2 of the strata shows a mixture of goat and wild antelope. This is a people who are slowly moving on to the domestication of animals. There is an appearance of pottery, grey pottery that is mostly found in the western sites, and Black Ware. Technology is progressing to a home source of pottery being produced. Of other note there is an appearance of iron arrowheads. Iron ore can be found in the eastern region of the Falasia. This appearance of Black Ware and iron from the east seems to indicate two possibilities, the inhabitants have established a trade relationship with the peoples of the east, or there has a population shift of people of the east taking over the site from the original inhabitants. Level 1 finishes the final move away from the original hunter gatherer society. The site shows the mostly domestic goat and cow bones and they are raising their own meat sources. The interesting part is that there is a loss of Black Ware, most of the pottery is of the western grey pottery. With the exception of the glass bead found and iron axe, there appears to be a loss of trade between the eastern and western populations. While Black Ware has fallen out of favor for the use of Red Ware in Kiwore …show more content…
In Level 7 there is a 600-year variance in the dating of 500 A.D. This variance can be attributed to the dating of bone collagen which can absorb outside influences or a dating error. The dating of Level 6 is 450 +- 120 A.D. this juxtaposition of levels can be looked at as natural factors affecting the area, a geological even, or even flooding of the area. The inconsistency forces a use of contextual clues. These clues point to a slow shift away from a pure hunter gatherer society. Like Mugola, there is an appearance of domestic animals into the record. In Level 7, 25% of the bones found were of the domestic variety, goats and cattle. This is where there is the interdiction of pottery seen in the record of Kiwore as well. Mainly Black Ware, and what is listed as other. Traces of chard millet were found on the shards of Black Ware, though which level of the strata was not indicated. If the find is on these levels during the shift, millet can be gathered from the wild, but in the higher levels the development of agriculture in the form a crops could be

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