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.


jasper   a colloquial term for some varieties of chert Usually refers to dark red or dull-green fine-grained semi-translucent banded materials
Jasper Chert   A reddish to yellowish brownish variety of quartz used in point production
Jurassic   The middle period of the Mesozoic era spanning time between and million years ago It is named after Jura Mountains France Switzerland where rocks this age were first studied