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  • Archaeology Excavation Essay

    thinking skills. They take an unknown area of history and think to ask questions that no one has ever attempted to answer. How an archaeologist excavates an archaeological site is moderately straightforward but why an archaeologist excavates an archaeological site is slightly more complex. In this essay I will explain the physical side to an archaeological excavation and I will also attempt to break down the barrier…

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  • Importance Of Analogy In Archaeology

    Question 4: The Importance of Analogy Analogy is a key aspect of archaeology because it is an important method to gaining a wide range of information about the past that is not always present in the archaeological or written record and it informs us on the nature of the archaeological record (Johnson 2010:50). Archaeologists use analogy for even the most basic of interpretation such as the identification of types of artifacts. For example, how do we know an arrowhead is an arrowhead? Or a bowl…

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  • Marcoux Empire Shackles And Hides Summary

    the Cherokee settling in the area can only be hypothesized since data recovery is limited at older sites and there are usually no historical documents to support archaeological theories. In Pox, Empire, Shackles, and Hides, Marcoux centers his research on the Townsend Site in Tennessee that holds three archaeological excavation sites. Marcoux wisely does not rely only the data collected at the sites, but also utilizes historical documentation of oral and eye witness accounts. In doing so,…

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  • Agency Theory In Archaeology

    Agency Theory in Archaeology Contemporary archaeological inquiry has situated itself under the umbrella of anthropology, an open marriage to many different ways of analyzing material culture; as it gives insight to both the physical world, as well as the social-cultural world. In this paper, I will discuss some of the beginnings to this union, and specifically the theory of agency as it relates to archaeological analysis. I enter into the debate among archaeology scholars by proposing that the…

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  • Archaeology Study In Human History

    Within another lecture, we learned how animal bones found at sites can tell us more than just what animals they ate. Using the amount of animal bones found at the site, archaeologists can begin to calculate the minimum number of individual animals found and convert that number into the number of people living their based on the amount of animal meat needed per individual…

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  • The Cultural And Social Influences Of Pompeii

    Pompeii holds considerable archaeological and historical significance due to the thick layering of lava and ash that preserves the city, a result of the violent eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D.79 that allows for extensive research and insight into aspects of ancient Roman life. Sites including Porta Stabia and the Sanctuary of Apollo are significant in the wealth of artefacts and art relinquished by the sites that contribute to current understanding of the cultural, religious and economic…

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  • Megiddo: Layers Of The Past

    Megiddo is not only important as a geographical site for its historicity, but also allows one to reflect theological importance peeling back the layers of the past. Megiddo, rather than being a simple site is a multi-layered treasure. Many times this dig has had beginnings and ends. Men such as Shumacher, Rockafeller, Yadin and Adam’s have worked to uncover revealing evidence regarding people of the past. Biblically, this city of old is mentioned twelve times within the Old Testament and once…

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  • Machu Picchu Essay

    University and the National Geographic Society supported an expedition by Yale professor Hiram Bingham to Machu Picchu, lncan ruins located in the Peruvian Andes. 1 Bingham carried off hundreds of tools, pots,and silver objects from the excavation site during this and a 1915 trip,supposedly with the Peruvian government's blessing. 2 The artefacts Bingham brought back from his trips to Peru currently make up a prominent exhibit in Yale's Peabody Museum and are now the focus of an escalating legal…

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  • Archeology History Essay

    is obvious because it’s the best way to find out our human history from the ancient time and can show the development of both cultural civilizations and evolution. Besides, Archaeology is great because it combines scientific and humankind. The site of mound-builder" in the North America is a famous example as it caused a debate for -many years. In the beginning , two hypotheses were there for its construction: The first is Native Americans theory. This theory supposed the mound work were…

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  • The Apache Indian Tribe

    to locate and identify archaeological sites for the Apache Indians during that time period. This makes it difficult to answer any questions about the Apache tribe during the 14th and 15th centuries. Adding to the frustration is the fact that the Apache did not write down their history, instead it was passed down through oral tails. (Herr, 2013) However, we do know that the Apache roamed the Southwestern United States and Mexico, because archaeologists have discovered sites that belonged to the…

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