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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On the excavation of Lingyan Cave, Tseng said pottery fragments and animal remains had been dug out, which were proved to belong to the New Stone Age dated back to some 2,500 years ago, adding, 'It's fortunate that the cultural layer was not destroyed by the temple.
Later on the water level rose and the flood plain together with the cultural layer of the settlement was covered by peat.
This expansion revealed an additional cultural layer (Layer VII) which was underlain by light yellow-brown sand (Layer VIII) and a poorly sorted alluvium (Layer IX).
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.
Jevisovice C2 cultural layer Erl-6430 4821 50 Jevisovice C1 cultural layer Erl-6431 4670 50 Jevisovice B cultural layer Erl-6432 4745 49 Brno Lisen III cultural layer Erl-6433 4710 49 Brno Lisen II cultural layer Erl-6434 4748 51 Wojnowice 3 settlement pit UtC-13259 4356 46 Zeslawice 97 settlement pit UtC-13260 4387 45 Zeslawice 140a settlement pit UtC-13261 4420 43 Wyciaze 50 settlement pit UtC-13263 4542 43 Iwanowice Babia settlement pit UtC-13264 4365 43 Gora I, 1 Iwanowice Babia settlement pit UtC-13265 4336 44 Gora 1, 18 Iwanowice Babia settlement pit UtC-13266 4380 50 Gora I, 21 Iwanowice Babia settlement pit UtC-13267 4300 44 Gora I, 38b Iwanowice Babia settlement pit UtC-13268 4362 43 Gora I, 62 Hlinsko 1/69 settlement pit UtC-13773 4620 60 [DELTA] Feature [sup.
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.
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).
Sometime in the 13th century intensive occupation on the dune commenced, resulting in the deposition of a cultural layer (Layer II) averaging 55-60 cm thick, containing earth ovens and with evidence for fishhook manufacture and use.
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.
They begin to appear in cultural layer H, and by layer C and B were very numerous indeed--some 66 specimens.

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