Ancient Egypt's population was compressed in the narrow confines of the Nile Valley with a tree cover, we assumed, that was sparse compared to less arid lands.
We expected that by the pyramid age the Egyptians had been intensively exploiting wood for fuel for a long time and that old trees had been harvested long before.
Relative dating stems from the idea that something is younger or older relative to something else.
In a stratigraphical context objects closer to the surface are more recent in time relative to items deeper in the ground.
Historical Archaeology is the study of the material remains of past societies that also left behind documentary and oral histories.
This subfield of archaeology studies the emergence, transformation, and nature of the Modern World. White, III and Chris Fennell, guest editors We are delighted to introduce a new, thematic collection of articles in Historical Archaeology entitled “Challenging Theories of Racism, Diaspora, and Agency in African America.” The studies provide an engagingby Laura Heath-Stout Boston University Department of Archaeology This year, I attended the SHA Annual Meeting for the first time.
1947: Upward trend in world production of aluminum begun (Encyclopedia Britannica 1973 (1): 694).
1820-1925: Tooled finish (Jones and Sullivan 1985: 165).
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Cathy Spude compiled the following dating information for use by the public and professionals.
1825: Aluminum first isolated (Encyclopedia Britannica 1973 (1): 693).
The Muslims count the Prophet’s departure from Mecca, or the Hegira, as their beginning at AD 662.
The Mayan calendar used 3114 BC as their reference.