What is a feature in archaeology?
Material Evidence of the Past:
When archaeologists are studying past civilizations that look for material evidence of that culture's existence. This evidence can be found in artifacts (tools, pottery) ecofacts (animal bones, plant pollens), sites (places that reveal human activity), and features.
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A feature in archaeology is a human-made structure or large artifacts. Features are too large to be moved to a research lab for further study and must be studied at the site in which they are found. Examples of archaeological features include middens (where waste is placed), roads, buildings, hearths, postholes, and tombs.
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What is archaeology? Learn the definition of archaeology, define an archaeologist, how archaeology is part of anthropology, and the focus and range of archaeology.