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Photographs are an integral component of archaeological fieldwork.  Photographs capture contextual information important for interpreting the archaeological record.


The term ceramics includes all artifacts that are modeled or molded from clay and then made durable by firing.  Ceramics include pottery, figurines, musical instruments, and spindle whorls.

  chipped stone

Chipped stone is a type of lithic technology that involves fracturing or flaking stone.  Chipped stone is the oldest preserved form of culture and technology.


The definitions were modified from Ashmore and Sharer 1996.

Ashmore, Wendy and Robert J. Sharer.  1996.  Discovering our Past - A Brief Introduction to Archaeology.  Second Edition.  Mayfield Publishing Company, Mountain View.




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