Archaeology Glossary Terms
Archaeology »Glossary terms i - I

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.

   1 2 3 4 [Next] [Last Page]

ice cores   borings taken from the Arctic and Antarctic polar caps containing layers of compacted useful for reconstruction paleoenvironments as a method absolute dating
ice-wedge   a vertical wedge-shaped vein of ground ice found in permafrost areas causes quot polygonal see periglacial phenomena and may result severe disturbance archaeological sites
iconography   an important component of cognitive archaeology this involves the study artistic representations which usually have overt religious or ceremonial significance e.g. individual deities may be distinguished each with a special characteristic such as corn god sun goddess etc
idealist explanation   a form of that lays great stress on the search for insights into historical circumstances leading up to event under study in terms primarily ideas and motives individuals involved
Impact Fracture   see Fracture, Impact
in situ   archaeological items are said to be quot when they found the location where were last deposited In Place
incised   A decoration found on pottery consisting of lines drawn into wet clay When fired the arrangement leaves a permanent design vessel surface
inclined sights   in mapping a vertically angled line of sight
inclusion   an intentional cultural association such as grave-goods with a burial A foreign solid which is enclosed in the mass of otherwise homogeneous mineral or material
increment borer   a hand-operated coring device for obtaining tree-ring samples
   1 2 3 4 [Next] [Last Page]