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  • Hallstatt: The Archaeologically Identifiable Celtic Culture

    When an archaeologist speaks the name “Hallstatt,” multiple things should come to mind. First, the image of a vast archaeological site centered around a salt mine, located southeast of the Austrian city of Salzburg (Silberman 2012). Second, an enormous collection of over 2,000 grave sites filled with well preserved burial goods (Hallstatt 2016). Finally, the concept of an entire culture that, by 500 BC, had spread across most of Western Europe and southern Britain (Hallstatt 2005). Regarded as…

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  • Non-Intrusive Fieldwalking: The First Steps Of An Archaeological Project

    Non-intrusive archaeological surveying techniques are a fundamental and beneficial process that are often the first step of an archaeological project. The wide variety of non-intrusive techniques can be adapted and used separately or jointly to suit the demands of the site and provide critical data. This data can be used to make research design and narrow down a site to the most promisingly productive areas to excavate to save time and money. Also, once a site is determined can be used to create…

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  • Catahoula Research Paper

    by the local natives with their domestic dogs. The idea that Native Americans bred their dogs with or from red wolves is not supported by recent DNA work. Several recent studies, have looked at the remains of prehistoric dogs from American archaeological sites and each has indicated that the genetics of prehistoric American dogs…

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  • Significance Of The Trojan War

    that has passed since its event, it is likely that some details have been changed. There are various written sources to support it, from Homer’s Iliad to Hittite cuneiform tablets. Equally, there is a large amount of archaeological evidence found both at Troy and other ancient sites, such as Mycenae. It seems unlikely that evidence of this quantity and scale could have originated solely from a legend, and thus the Trojan War must have been, at some point, a reality. There are many sources…

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  • Campania In Roman Culture Essay

    Introduction This essay will examine the different ways in which Roman culture is detectable archaeological throughout the landscapes of both Campania and Etruria. Through the different archaeological, techniques epigraphy, ground surveys, Roman architecture and excavation we will discover that Roman empire was busying itself and expanding it influence. For this discussion, one will look at Pompeii in Campania, Cosa in South Etruria and Volaterrae in North Etruria and will find that there is a…

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  • Mother Culture Model

    concerns how and when civilization initially ascended in Mesoamerica – much of modern day Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, and El Salvador (Blomster et al. 2005). Approximately 3000 years ago, Mexico’s Gulf Coast was inhabited by the Olmec – an archaeological culture that differs from a conventional culture as it is a classification term used to describe consistently reoccurring material culture and is not a coherent population (Backes et al. 2012; Blomster et al. 2005; Cheetham et al. 2009;…

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  • Nina Crummy Late Roman Infant Burials Summary

    Bears and Coins:The Iconography of Protection in Late Roman Infant Burials, written by Nina Crummy analyzes the sites of a small group of infant burials found within Britain. These date to early c.e., during the Roman rule of the region. While the actual archaeological evidence found within these graves is interesting enough, it is in Crummy’s analysis of the items that is of greater significance. Using these uncovered items, Crummy creates two groups to examine, and her theories regarding how…

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  • Morgan Case Study

    In the Morgan article provides an interesting case study on how an archaeologist can use a GIS-based spatial analysis to reconstruct a prehistoric foraging radii to determine different foraging behaviors. The main idea that Morgan presents throughout the article is the concept of the foraging radius. The term foraging radius refers to the daily distance hunter gatherers travel from residential bases. Residential bases may include place where hunter gatherers sleep and places where their family…

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  • Zooarchaeological Analysis

    methods they used to process and cook meat can be extrapolated. However, before discussing the results of this type of analysis, it is important to address certain pitfalls associated with the zooarchaeological record, and the archaeological record in general. The archaeological record is, by nature, incomplete. The cultural material that archaeologists study are but a fraction of what was first deposited. In the zooarchaeological record, taphonomic processes (i.e. carnivore gnawing)…

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  • Priene Research Paper

    Priene: Greek Life Exemplified By Kristin Lee Priene was an ancient Greek city situated in the Ionia region of modern Turkey. The city, and what remains of it today, rests near the base of Mount Mycale overlooking the Maeander river. Although it was a relatively small city with an estimated population of 4,000 to 5,000, Priene featured several noteworthy architectural structures including a temple of Athena Polias, an agora, a theater, a stadium and gymnasium, as well as other religious,…

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