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Archaeology Terms

Analzye the meaning of each word. Try to understand how each applies to archaeology and the study of ancient and historic cultures.

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1.A indicator that establishes the horizontal when a bubble is centered in a tube of liquid.
4.A particular society at a particular time and place; "early Mayan civilization."
6.An artifact made of hard brittle material produced from nonmetallic minerals by firing at high temperatures.
8.The position of an archaeological find in time and space, established by measuring and assessing its associations, matrix, and provenience.
10.A mound of domestic refuse containing shells and animal bones marking the site of a prehistoric settlement. Also is known for being a dump for domestic waste.
11.The branch of anthropology that studies prehistoric people and their cultures.
13.A person who acts to preserve and/or protect archaeological sites or artifacts.
14.A place where human activity occurred and material remains were deposited.
2.Pertaining to stone. Archeologists often refer to these as chipped stone tools and chipping debris.
3.The study and interpretation of layers in archaeological deposits.
5.The time during the development of human culture before the appearance of the written word.
7.Any object made or modified by a human culture.
9.Examined carefully and methodically; broken down for consideration of constituent parts.
12.A pattern of regularly spaced horizontal and vertical lines.

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