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5: Artifact Preservation

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    74742
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    Learning Objectives

    By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:

    • Articulate the three elements needed for decomposition
    • Discuss what happens when the elements needed for decomposition are not present in an archaeological site
    • Compare and contrast the preservation capabilities of various artifact types
    • Discuss the impact of the matrix surrounding the item and climate types on preservation of archaeological sites


    This page titled 5: Artifact Preservation is shared under a CC BY-NC license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Amanda Wolcott Paskey and AnnMarie Beasley Cisneros (ASCCC Open Educational Resources Initiative (OERI)) .

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