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Archaeological Field Methods

J. Moore

Fill in the spaces with the term or name from your text or PowerPoints that best matches the description. Use terms only once. If an answer contains 2 words, the blank between them counts as a space: e.g., Potassium_Argon. [26 terms = 13 pts]

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3.The 3-dimensional location of an artifact or feature in an archaeological site.
5.A dating technique based on counting tree growth rings.
6.Places containing remains of previous human activity
7.Stains on the ground indicating underlying structures .
8.Skeletal remains of a 9000+ year old man found in the state of Washington, which were central to a “who owns the bones” debate.
9.Using radar to penetrate jungle cover and map the jungle floor.
11.A/an _______ dating technique using chemical or physical properties and yielding actual numeric dates.
15.Federal legislation providing a process for returning humans remains to the descendants of those people or culturally affiliated tribes.
18.Returning something to its place of origin.
21.Archaeology working within federal laws to protect historic or archaeological remains, using either survey or excavation.
22.Looting of archaeological sites.
23.Period of time before written records.
24.Plant or animal remains that have been mineralized
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1.Archaeology using written records, as well as excavation.
2.An archaeological garbage dump.
4.Horizontal provenience
6.Vertical provenience
10.A dating technique based on the the amount of unstable radioactive carbon left in organic materials.
11.Arranging things in order in time.
12.Fossilized feces yielding valuable information about diet and health.
13.Example of relative dating
14.The carved wooden bowls, ladles and clothing recovered during the excavation of an Eskimo girl's burial in Alaska.
16.Items included in a burial to accompany the body.
17.Imprint of the brain inside the skull.
19.A ______ site contains layers of deposits
20.Remains such as hearths and house foundations preserved in archaeological sites.

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