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- Archaeology : The scientific study of past human cultures by means of the recovery, documentation and analysis of material remains and environmental data.
- Dendrochronology : The practice of using tree rings to provide dates
- Excavation : The process by which an archeologist, paleoanthropologist or paleontologist uncovers material remains of the past.
- Experimental archaeology : Add brief definition or description
- Geophysics : The study of the Earth by quantitative physical methods, namely seismic, magnetic, electrical, electromagnetic, thermal and radioactivity methods.
- Phase (archaeology) : A period of inhabitation with cultural continuity.
- Potsherd : A historic or prehistoric fragment of pottery, useful in archaeology for chronological dating, and for cultural context.
- Radiocarbon dating : A scientific method of determining the age of organic material based on the amount of carbon-14.
- Rescue archaeology : The process of recording a historic site that is under threat from damage or destruction.
- Robber trench : An archaeological feature created when the foundations of a stone building are dug up for reuse.
- Stratigraphy : The interdisciplinary science field that describes all rock bodies that form the Earth's crust and the manner in which they are organised into distinctive units that are then mapped.
- Zooarchaeology : Add brief definition or description