Why is stratigraphy important in archaeology?


Why is stratigraphy important in archaeology?


Archaeology is the study of humans and our activities through the structures and materials that we leave behind. The study of archaeology is not limited to prehistoric cultures but also to more modern cultures and can reveal much about relatively contemporary events.

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Stratigraphy is important in archaeology because it accurately places the discovery in the geologic timeline and if the dates of the formation of the...

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Analyzing Stratigraphic & Paleontological Information
Analyzing Stratigraphic & Paleontological Information


Chapter 26 / Lesson 4

There is a lot of information in the geological record, but how do we get it out? In this lesson, we will explore the concept of stratigraphy, and see how it can be used to study Earth's history.

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