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Archaeoastronomy is the study of the cosmological knowledge of ancient cultures, as revealed by texts, calendrical systems, monuments, and other ancient artifacts. It does not deal with astrological or mythical lore, except as they might show awareness of particular cosmological phenomena. As a recognized field of scientific study, it operates within the speculative limits of mainstream physical and historical science: that is, it does not postulate such things as ancient astronauts, extraterrestrial visitors, mystical wisdom, magical locations, Atlantis, etc. All such subjects are covered in Astroarchaeology (or other subcategories of Science/Anomalies_and_Alternative_Science.)
Please submit sites that focus on the methods, theories, and applications of archaeobotany to this category. Sites regarding individuals or organizations that conduct zooarchaeological research should be submitted to either Science/Social_Sciences/Archaeology/Archaeologists/Archaeobotanists or Science/Social_Sciences/Archaeology/Contractors_and_Consultants/Archaeobotanists (not both). More information can be found in the descriptions of those categories.
The analysis of plant remains found at archaeological sites to provide information on past human activities and environment.
Covers all uses and potential uses of computers in archaeology.
The application of physics and chemistry to the solution of archaeological problems.
Biological studies of human remains taken from archaeological sites.
The study of written matter recorded on hard or durable material; the study of inscriptions from the earliest civilizations through to the present day, their interpretation and classification.
Submit sites that focus on the methods, theories, and applications of geoarchaeology or the use of geological techniques to find clues to past human behavor to this category.

Webpages that cover individuals or organizations that conduct zooarchaeological research should be submitted to either Science/Social_Sciences/Archaeology/Archaeologists/Geoarchaeologists or Science/Social_Sciences/Archaeology/Contractors_and_Consultants/Geoarchaeologists but not both.

The use of principles and techniques from the field of geology to help reconstruct past human behaviors, customs, tools and culture.
"Landscape archaeology can be defined as the investigation of the long term relationship between people and their environment at a regional scale." (G. Barker 1986) The term has described a variety of disciplines and activities, such as surface and aerial surveys and the study of old maps, used for the observation and analysis of patterns in the landscape. Modern usage tends to describe site-based rather than artifact-based studies, and includes the study of ethnoarchaeology, formation processes and taphonomy to understand the formation of the record from when it was deposited to when it is recorded.
Websites presenting alternative or non-orthodox views of megaliths (perhaps a proposal on esoteric meaning, or creation by advanced civilisations) will not be listed here. Submit them to Science/Social_Sciences/Archaeology/Alternative/Megaliths
This is for sites concerning the monuments, tombs, and other architectonic constructions prominently featuring very large (mostly shaped) stones.
Please submit sites to this category concerning the discovery and identification of portable antiquities. Slide collections are accepted.

Please submit the sites of museums to Reference: Museums: Science: Archaeology or Reference: Museums: Arts and Entertainment: Antiquities

Those objects discovered in the course of excavation or other archaeological activity which are removed from the site, otherwise known as finds.
Categorization and analysis of all forms of rock art with respect to past cultures.
Salvage companies will not be listed here. These sites should be submitted to Business/Transportation_and_Logistics/Maritime/Services/Underwater_Services/.
The scientific study of material remains of past human life and activities at present lying under the sea or other body of water.
Please submit only those sites that focus on the methods, theories, and applications of zooarchaeology to this category. Do not submit sites of companies or individuals that conduct zooarchaeology research to this category.

Sites regarding individuals or organizations that conduct zooarchaeological research should be submitted to either Science/Social_Sciences/Archaeology/Archaeologists/Zooarchaeologists or Science/Social_Sciences/Archaeology/Contractors_and_Consultants/Zooarchaeologists (not both). More information can be found in the descriptions of those categories.

Sites about the study of animal bones and associated faunal remains discovered at archaeological sites. Sites regarding individuals who specialize in zooarchaeology can be found through the Zooarchaeologists @link.
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