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Designing experimental research in archaeology

Designing experimental research in archaeology

examining technology through production and use

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Published by University Press of Colorado in Boulder, Colo .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Archaeology -- Research,
  • Archaeology -- Experiments,
  • Archaeology -- Methodology,
  • Material culture -- History,
  • Technology -- History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementJeffrey R. Ferguson, editor.
    ContributionsFerguson, Jeffrey R., 1976-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsCC83 .D47 2010
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24109810M
    ISBN 109781607320388, 9781607320227
    LC Control Number2010005618

    She located the site during five years of working directly with some traditional aboriginal land owners and custodians. Our work on sites destroys them as assuredly as a bulldozer ripping through them. Each chapter addresses a particular classification of material culture-ceramics, stone tools, perishable materials, composite hunting technology, butchering practices and bone tools, and experimental zooarchaeology-detailing issues that must be considered in the development of experimental archaeology projects and discussing potential pitfalls. Other examples include: The Kon-Tiki expeditiona balsa raft built by Thor Heyerdahlsailed from Peru to Polynesia to demonstrate the possibility of cultural exchange between South America and the Polynesian islands. Space: horizontal and vertical position may provide important information for interpretation of function, meaning, and time. The reconstruction of part of Hadrian's Wall at Vindolandacarried out in limited time by local volunteers.

    The field has long been in need of a guide that focuses on methodology and design. Meticulous data ordination is the key to all we do in the field! Scavenging animals, earthworm activity and farming practices move material around in ways that can be observed and measured. The reconstruction of part of Hadrian's Wall at Vindolandacarried out in limited time by local volunteers.

    Reconnaissance is locating sites without excavation Survey records as much as possible about sites without excavation Excavation exposes the buried cultural remains and other characteristics of sites, recording or retrieving data Data Processing is the manipulation of materials raw data including the treatment of artifacts, measurements, development of records such as maps. The World Atlatl Associationan organization devoted to the use and research of atlatls, helped lobby for the legalization of atlatls as a means of deer hunting in Missouri. A near classic rule of archaeology is that you find the intriguing feature, artifacts, or face the most demanding questions as you are about to close the excavations on the project! Additional information about causality and its relationship to statistics in quantitative methods. Not always possible in CRM.


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The level of detail at which this is done depends on money, time, skill of excavators, and equipment, as well as the nature of Designing experimental research in archaeology book research questions. Expanded coverage on specific approaches such as case studies, participatory action research, and visual methods.

Neely, PaleoAnthropology Designing Experimental Research in Archaeology is a guide for the design of archaeological experiments for both students and scholars. Attempts to manufacture Designing experimental research in archaeology book that matches all the characteristics of Damascus steelwhose original manufacturing techniques have been lost for centuries, including computational fluid dynamics reconstructions by the University of Exeter of the Sri Lanka furnaces at Samanalawewa, thought to be the most likely sources for Damascus steel.

Answering all these questions requires a research design: a sequence of stages that guide the conduct of an investigation. The process is complex, but crucial to the conduct of any research. Greek triremes have been reconstructed by skilled sailors from plans and archaeological remains and have been successfully tried at sea.

Student Study Site The open-access Student Study Site includes the following: Access to full-text SAGE journal articles that have been carefully selected to support and expand on the concepts presented in each chapter is included. Field Methods The text outlines these procedures fairly well, and methods are so variable, there is no real Designing experimental research in archaeology book to repeat them.

Great examples available in text with online options for students. Sometimes questions seem simple, but are not: What is in an area previously unknown? Before she could even think about excavation, she had to get permissions from community members, but especially the traditional owner of Droopney and its senior custodian.

These reconstructions can be used to test the archaeologists' view of how people lived in the past. Incorporation of action research and program evaluation in mixed methods and coverage of the latest advances in the mixed methods field Additional coverage on qualitative and quantitative data analysis software in the respective methods chapters.

Often involves both scientific and popular accounts of work I would add an eighth step! Ashmore and Sharer p.

The experiments follow coherent and consistent research designs and procedures and are placed in a theoretical context, and contributors outline methods that will serve as a guide in future experiments.

Steve is currently president of the international Society of Primitive Technology, which publishes a biannual journal, The Bulletin of Primitive Technology. In true experimental research, sample groups are randomly assigned, one designated control group is assigned and only one variable can be manipulated at a time.

In an experimental earthwork was created at Overton Down near Avebury Wiltshire ; its gradual decay has been closely observed since - tests and excavations have shown that it decayed quickly over a number of years but then stabilised, suggesting that many prehistoric earthworks may have reached something not unlike their present state quite soon after they were abandoned.

Space: horizontal and vertical position may provide important information for interpretation of function, meaning, and time.

Experimental archaeology involves testing a theory about the past, and is where these reconstructions are carefully designed to be as close as possible to original techniques and processes, and the results published for wider attention. She had to write a proposal, including all I've talked about, but detailing her excavation and analytical methods.

Publication involves distributing the results of the work to colleagues and the publics involved. A major downside to this type of experimentation is the large amount of time it takes and the higher costs associated with it.

This degree of standardization is uncommon in traditional archaeological research but is essential to experimental archaeology. Table of Contents. Some can be done in the field, but much more is done in the lab. Almost any aspect of archaeological evidence can be reconstructed.Vessel Function and Use: Insights from Experimental Archaeology.

In Designing Experimental Research in Archaeology: Examining Technology through Production and Use, edited by Jeffrey R.

Experimental Research

Ferguson, pp. University Press of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado. **Ochs, Elinor, Merav Shohet, Belinda Campos, and Designing experimental research in archaeology book Beck. UCD School of Archaeology's Centre for Experimental Archaeology and Material Culture is located on the campus of University College Dublin, Ireland, and is its experimental archaeological research.

Experimental Design in the Behavioral and Social Sciences inform researchers about the many issues that have influenced and continue to refine the use of experimental designs in the behavioral and social sciences.

The collection includes articles, primarily from scholarly journals, that highlight perspectives of recognized leaders on.Designing Experimental Research in Pdf Examining Technology through Production and Pdf - Kindle edition by Jeffrey R.

Ferguson, Jeffrey R. Ferguson. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Designing Experimental Research in Archaeology: Examining Technology through Production and 5/5(1).Note from the editors: We believe that our readers, particularly the younger ones in the arena of experimental research, could profit from reflecting on some constant principles of scientific experimentation.

Therefore, and with the permission of the author, we condensed his publications on the subject as follows.Designing Experimental Research in Archaeology is a guide for ebook design of archaeological experiments for both students and scholars.

Experimental archaeology provides a unique opportunity to corroborate conclusions with multiple trials of repeatable experiments and can provide data otherwise unavailable to archaeologists without damaging Cited by: