The Five-Minute Archaeologist in the Southern Levant - Cynthia Shafer-Elliott

The Five-Minute Archaeologist in the Southern Levant - Cynthia Shafer-Elliott

47. What is MicroArchaeology?

The Five-Minute Archaeologist in the Southern Levant - Cynthia Shafer-Elliott

Deirdre N. Fulton
Baylor University

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Microarchaeology is the study of microscopic materials, chemical residues and elemental compositions that would be missed without the use of specialized equipment to image and analyze remains. Some of the main areas of research in microarchaeology focus on dating of materials, archaeobotanical studies, paleoenvironmental studies, paleo diet studies, site formation studies, and provenience and procurement studies. All of these studies aid in reconstructing past behaviors.

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Fulton, Deirdre. 47. What is MicroArchaeology?. The Five-Minute Archaeologist in the Southern Levant. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 197-200 Sep 2016. ISBN 9781781792421. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=27896. Date accessed: 20 Jun 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.27896. Sep 2016

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