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absolute dating


See Dating, absolute.
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a.d.


Abbreviation of the Latin anno Domini
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anthropology


The study of humankind in all times and in all places. It takes a comprehensive approach to the study of the origin, behaviour and evolution of humans, looking at their biological, linguistic, cultural, social and economic characteristics and at their variability. (Source: W. Haviland et al., Anthropology: The Human Challenge.
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archaeological record


All the documents — written or electronic, plus drawings, images, etc. — that have been produced and assembled during an archaeological investigation; that are related to the identification, evaluation, documentation, study, preservation or excavation of an archaeological site; and that are vital to understanding the context and [..]
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archaeological resource


All tangible evidence of human activity that is of historical, cultural or scientific interest. Examples include features, structures, archaeological objects or remains at or from an archaeological site, or an object recorded as an isolated archaeological find.
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archaeological site


A place or area where tangible evidence of human activity of historical, cultural or scientific interest is or was located on, above or below the ground, whether submerged or not. The identification, recovery and interpretation of this evidence can be carried out using archaeological research methods.
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archaeology


A set of theories, methods and techniques for the study of human culture and civilization, using scientific investigation of physical remains of past activities.
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artifact


Any object manufactured, used, moved or otherwise modified by human beings, including all waste materials and by-products of these processes.
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attribute


A property or quality of any archaeological object such as the length of a projectile point, the hardness of a potsherd or the colour of a bottle fragment.
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botany


The science concerned with the study, classification, structure, ecology and economic importance of plants.
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