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Sunday, September 26, 2010

What is Archaeology?

What is Archaeology?

Archaeology is the understanding of humankind. It is a humanistic dicipline. it is concerned with the full- range of past human experiences. It is a subdiscipline of
Anthropology. It is both a physical activity and an intellectual pursuit.
Archaeology is concerned about the study of artfacts.


A question that has many in the field of Anthropology and Archaeology concerned with is:
Who owns, or should own the past?

Archaeologists use the terms "BP" and "years ago' interchangeably, since a difference of 50 years or so between them is irrelevant.

Dendrochronology:
Tree Ring Dating. It was developed by an American astronomer A.E. Douglass.