Cultural Layer

Cultural Layer

 

(also cultural level), in archaeology, a layer of earth on sites of human habitation containing traces or remains of man’s activities. The thickness of a cultural layer varies from several centimeters to 30–35 m and depends mainly on the length and intensiveness of human activity at the given site. Cultural layers are excavated to study the remains of human activities and to reconstruct the history of a given settlement.

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A cultural layer with vessel stove tile fragments dated to the second half of the 14th-15th century was uncovered during archaeological excavations of the oldest part of Klaipeda in 1975-1976 (Zulkus 1976; 1978).
5m-deep cultural layer on the top of Kamassi hill, excavated by van Stein Callenfels and van Heekeren, had evidently been washed downslope through cultivation and no obvious trace of it survives today.
The second cultural layer consists of five phases that belong to the Middle Bronze Age and which dates from the first half of the 2nd millennium B.
We believe that social and cultural layer of significance is even more important than its architectural significance,'' Bernstein said.
The abdication of the cultural layer in fulfilling its middleman paradigm-building role, is traced back to the 1930's in C.
Digging down to cultural layer and removal of masses
Our 2005 investigations at Dolni Vestonice II (DVII-05) floated virtually the entire excavated cultural layer to extract, in contrast with Predmosti, a very large assemblage of charred macrobotanical remains.
Fragments of charred Trapa and Corylus nuts, small bones, charcoal, flint shreds and chips of magmatic rocks refer to a cultural layer in this depth interval.
The combined radiocarbon dates (Table 1) show that the first cultural layer (CL7) falls within the period from 41.
1), there have been no findings for exact scientific dating found and hitherto all the published dates have been based on the written sources or in individual cases (Metsallik 1982; Bernotas 2010a) also derived from the stratigraphy of cultural layer.
Before systematic excavations began, the cultural layer had been slightly disturbed by illegal digging which left 11 holes up to 0.

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