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Title: Relative Dating in Archaeology PDF
Url: http://anthropology.si.edu/outreach/Teaching_Activities/pdf/RelativeDa...
Creator: Griggs, Cathy
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution
Description: These two classroom exercises introduce students to stratigraphy and the law of superposition as well as seriation, dating techniques used by archaeologists to establish a relative chronology. They can be adapted to students at different levels using local materials. In the first exercise, dated materials such as newspapers may be used to illustrate the concepts; students may then manipulate materials to simulate mapping and excavation or create a poster. In the second exercise, students are shown and discuss materials to develop their understanding of artifacts and materials within the context of a culture.
LC Classification: Auxiliary sciences of history -- Archaeology -- Philosophy. Theory -- Methodology -- Dating methods. Chronology
Auxiliary sciences of history -- Archaeology -- Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Geology -- Stratigraphy
GEM Subject: Science -- Earth science
Science -- Geology
Science -- Physical sciences
Social studies -- Geography
Social studies -- Anthropology
Date Issued: 1988
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Laboratory Modules
Lesson Plans
Science Materials
Format: pdf
Audience: Secondary Education
Vocational Training
Language: English
Rights: Smithsonian Institution
Access Rights: Free access
Source: DLESE
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