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The study of the stuff humans leave behind to gain an understanding of who they were and their culture.

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  1. Anthropology was established in the USA during the middle of the nineteenth century. From the beginning, archaeology was considered a part of the discipline, a notion that continues to this day. However, over the course of the past 160 years,…
  2. Behavioral ecology is the study of adaptive behavior in relation to social and environmental circumstances. Analysts working from this perspective hold that the reproductive strategies and decision-making capacities of all living organismsincluding…
  3. • 152-“dwelling perspective of landscape”—“landscape is constituted as an enduring record of—and testimony to—the lives and works of past generations who have dwelt within it, and in so doing, have left there something of themselves.” • 152-“the…
  4. Under the influence of phenomenological approaches, a semiotic perspective on the body is being replaced in archaeology by analysis of the production and experience of lived bodies in the past through the juxtaposition of traces tions, and evidence…
  5. Why should archaeologists deal with symbols and how can they do so? This article outlines three major traditions archaeologists have followed in con- processual view of symbols as tokens that represent reality, the structuralist view of symbols as…
  6. Harvesting different species as foods or raw materials calls for differing skills depending on the species being harvested and the circumstances under which they are being taken. In some situations and for some species, the tactics used are mainly…

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