Cultural Layer

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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.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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This would reconnect us to that original cultural layer that is part of our DNA.
Sediments of the Littorina Sea transgression (5350-4850 BC) underlaid the cultural layer. The emergence of the settlement complex here is coincided with the draining of this area after the regression of the Littorina Sea (the end of IV-III millennium BC) (Sapelko et al.
An archaeological excavation in one of the squares was carried out in the depth of up to four meters and it was identified that the cultural layer continues.
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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."
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.C.
This crisis in the Third Wave is caused by proponents at each layer attempting to triumph independently as a paradigm contender horizontally, rather than following the convention of vertical synthesis through "bridging." The abdication of the cultural layer in fulfilling its middleman paradigm-building role, is traced back to the 1930's in C.
Adding another cultural layer to the two countries' relationship, Han said a memorandum of understanding was signed with the Department of Education that allows the Korean tongue to be taught in public high schools through its Special Program in Foreign Languages.
Later on the water level rose and the flood plain together with the cultural layer of the settlement was covered by peat.

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