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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Maastrichtian   European stage of the Upper Cretaceous spanning time between and million years ago
macroblade   a large blade greater than cm in length
macrofamily   classificatory term in linguistics referring to a group of language families showing sufficient similarities suggest that they are genetically related e.g. the Nostratic is seen by some linguists as unit embracing Indo-European Afro-Asiatic Uralic Altaic and Kartvelian
Macrofossil   A fossil that is large enough to be studied without a microscope
magnetometer   instrument that detects changes in the earth's magnetic field Used by archaeologists to detect and map historic features artifacts both ground underwater
man-made changes   any change caused by humans
Manichean   a believer in religious or philosophical dualism from originating Persia the third century A D and teaching release of spirit matter through strict self-denial
mano   a hand-held stone used for grinding vegetable foods on slab or quot metate A with flat side that was primarily to grind edible substances typically corn grains and nut meats
manuport   an unmodified natural rock brought into a site by human agency that shows no sign of alteration
Maori   A member of a people of New Zealand, of Polynesian-Melanesian descent.
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