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2)Archaeology Vocab.

Archaeology Vocabulary

TermDefinition
Archaeology The study of past cultures and the way people lived based on objects left behind.
Artifact Man-made objects that gives clues to past cultures.
Conservation Specialized cleaning and treatment givin to artifacts to ensure their survival.
Culture The unique customs, beliefs and art of a group of people.
Deed A legal document starting ownership.
Ecofact A natural object such as pollen or a seed.
Excavate To expose or uncover by digging.
Feature An item people made or used that cannot be moved such as foundation, walls, and brick.
Historic Site A place where people who kept written records once lived.
Kiln A special type of oven used to bake clay at a high temperature.
Pottery Objects molded from clay and hardened with heat.
Prehistoric Site A place where human activity occurred before written records were kept.
Sieve A mesh screen or strainer which allows smaller particles to pass through, holding back larger particles.
Survey To take measurements of a track of land.
Zooarchaeologist An archaeologist who studies animal bones found on archaeological sites.
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