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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fabric   a material woven of plant or animal fibers the orientation sedimentary particles
Face   The broader area of a tool or projectile between the edges This could include blade and hafting
Face, Obverse   On a fluted projectile it is the face from which initial or primary flute was removed
Face, Reverse   On a fluted projectile it is the face from which secondary flute was removed
factor analysis   a multivariate statistical technique which assesses the degree of variation between artifact types and is based on matrix correlation coefficients measure relative association any two variables
faience   glass-like material first made in predynastic Egypt it involves coating a core of powdered quartz with vitreous alkaline glaze
fall-off analysis   the study of regularities in way which quantities traded items found archaeological record decline as distance from source increases This may be plotted a falloff curve with material y-axis against X-axis
fantasy   stories set in an unreal world Fantasy is based upon the imagination one's mind
farming   act of growing crops on the land
fauna   A Latin term which refers to animals remains as opposed flora plant
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