Archaeology Glossary Terms
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Archaeology glossary is a comprehensive guide which provides meanings of popular terminology used in archaeology. It is particularly a valuable source for the people who term themselves as beginners in the field of archaeology.

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Early Archaic   A cultural period of the North American Aborigine Indians dating from to B P
early man   in the New World this term refers to oldest known human occupants -i.e. prior ca 8,000B P
Ears   Pointed or rounded projections from the base hafting area of certain projectile points
Eastern Cross Timbers   A relatively narrow north-south strip of forested land that divides the Grand Prairie to west from Blackland east in North Central Texas The are associated with sandier soils Woodbine geologic formation
echo-sounding   an acoustic underwater-survey technique used to trace the topography of submerged coastal plains and other buried land surfaces see also seismic reflection profiler
Ecofact   An organic object which provides some kind of information on environment and plant animal use
ecofacts   non-artifactual organic and environmental remains which have cultural relevance e.g. faunal floral material as well soils sediments
ecological determinism   a form of explanation in which it is implicit that changes the environment determine human society
ecology   the study of dynamic relationships organisms to each other and total environment The interrelationships their
ecosystem   a group of organisms with specific relationships between themselves and particular environment
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