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ERIC Number: ED013991
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 43
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Reference Count: 0
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THE MYSTERY OF TORRALBA--THREE INVESTIGATIONS.
BERNSTEIN, EDGAR
ARCHEOLOGICAL DATA AND INTERPRETATIONS FROM THREE INVESTIGATIONS ARE USED TO PRESENT STUDENTS WITH THE TASK OF ANALYZING A SITE AT TORRALBA, LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 100 MILES NORTHEAST OF MADRID, SPAIN. SITE DRAWINGS, PHOTOGRAPHS, AND ACRYLIC MODELS OF ARTIFACTS ARE USED. STUDENTS DO NOT ENGAGE IN THE ACTUAL FIELD WORK BY WHICH DATA ARE ACCUMULATED. HOWEVER, THE OPPORTUNITY IS PROVIDED TO SIMULATE THE ROLE OF AN ARCHEOLOGIST THROUGH SUBTASKS OF (1) SIFTING, ANALYZING, AND ORGANIZING THE DATA TO ESTABLISH HYPOTHESES, (2) TESTING THE HYPOTHESES THROUGH CONSIDERATION OF SPECIFIC DATA, AND (3) MODIFYING THE HYPOTHESES INTO CONCLUSIONS THAT ARE IN KEEPING WITH CAREFUL ANALYSIS. THE INVESTIGATIONS ARE INTENDED TO SHOW THE STUDENT BOTH THE POTENTIAL AND THE LIMITS OF DATA ANALYSIS FOR EXPANDING ARCHEOLOGICAL KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING. (TC)
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Authoring Institution: Chicago Univ., IL.
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