Anthropology/Archaeology- Morphology

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This essay discusses the morphology and typology of artifacts found at archaeology sites, more specifically, Gatecliff, Nevada.

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When archaeologists excavate at a site, they may uncover many similarartifacts, which then need to be organized according to a certain typology. Generally,archaeologists are concerned with the chronology and function of the materialculture, so they will systematically arrange their finds according to a morphologicaltypology- a descriptive and abstract grouping of individual artifacts focusing onphysical characteristics. In doing so, the archaeologists may discover patterns andultimately, the answers they are searching for.At Gatecliff in Nevada, archaeologists discovered a multitude of
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