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Experimental data

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Descriptions of experimental archaeology, ethnoarchaeology, or any other technique that includes reconstruction or observation of technologies or activities of peoples of the past or present (e.g., skinning a deer with stone tools, making stone tools or weapons), includes reconstruction, computer simulation, modeling, or observation, etc.

This category, term, and scope note were introduced in 2000. The term was changed from "Comparative data" to "Experimental Data" in 2005. The scope note was revised in 2006.

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