SYNONYMS OR RELATED TERMS: coring CATEGORY: artifact DEFINITION: A black or gray zone in the interior cross-section of a vessel wall, usually associated with incomplete removal of carbonaceous matter from the clay during relatively low-temperature firing; not to be confused with black coring at high temperatures, which results from trapped gases and may lead to bloating SYNONYMS OR RELATED TERMS: nucleus CATEGORY: lithics DEFINITION: A piece of stone used as a blank from which flakes or blades were removed by prehistoric toolmakers.Usually it was the by-product of toolmaking, but it may also have been shaped and modified to serve as an implement in its own right. The core is undisturbed and the sediment contacts, soil boundaries, and structures are intact and can be described accurately.Ancient astronomical knowledge can be inferred through the study of the alignments and other aspects of these archaeological sites.SYNONYMS OR RELATED TERMS: archeology (from archaia"CATEGORY: and "logos"DEFINITION: science knowledge or theory)" branch The scientific study and reconstruction of the human past through the systematic recovery of the physical remains of man's life and cultures.
Creeds and schools in abeyance, Retiring back a while sufficed at what they are, but never forgotten, I harbor for good or bad, I permit to speak at every hazard, Nature without check with original energy.
This type of research is attempts to provide archaeology with a theoretical framework based on scientific method.
SYNONYMS OR RELATED TERMS: astroarchaeology CATEGORY: branch DEFINITION: The study of the relationship between prehistoric knowledge of astronomical events through calendars, observatory sites, and astronomical images in art and past cultural behavior.
The method evolved from the tendency to formalize the archaeological process, especially through the work of LR Binford, DL Clarke, and JC Gardin.
Computer science and mathematics are used to elaborate the means for transforming simple descriptions of archaeological data into cultural, economic, and social reconstructions of earlier societies.