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What is typology?

A way of organizing artifacts in categories

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What is an osteologist?

Someone who can read the form & function of a skeleton

3

Physical anthropologist

Read skeletons:
Age
Sex
Etc

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Paleopathology

The study of health and desease in the past from skeletal evidence

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What is sedentism?

Settling in a single, permanent location

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What is palaeoethnobotany

The study of plant remains from archaeological context

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What are coprolites?

Fossilized shit

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What are trance elements

Elements found in extremely small amounts in the body

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What are stable isotopes

Isotopes of the same ekements with different atomic masses

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What is diagnesis?

Chemical changes that occure in materials after deposition in the ground

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What is a carrying capacity?

The estimated population number& density that a area if land can support

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What is 'diffusion?'

The borrowing by one society of a cultural trait belonging to another society as the result of contact between societies

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What is palaeopathology

The study of health and desease in the past from skeletons