Myriad processes influence the [sup.14]C age of an ecofact
, and clearly not all of the organic remains present at Nunalleq will provide accurate dates (i.e., dates that reflect the true age of the contexts).
Beyond the ecofact
: Toward a social paleoethnobotany in Mesoamerica.
Excessive economic risk, high innovation costs, and limited funding sources are grouped under the name of economic factors (ECOFACT
Pigafetta who was Magellan's chronicler, Spanish-era documents of the Catholic Church, antique maps, artifacts and 'ecofacts
.' Hontiveros argues that the 'Mazaua' mentioned by Pigafetta as site of the first Mass is actually 'Masao' which is the old name of an area in present day Butuan.
It was followed by a ticker layer (SU 118), inclusive of abundant artefacts and ecofacts
, especially faunal remains and smallto-medium sized stones.
Medieval and early modern suburban site in Tallinn, Tartu Road 1: artefacts and ecofacts
.--Arheoloogilised Valitood Eestis, 2012, 162.
Shallow littorals with sandy substratum were not favourable environments for preserving organic artefacts and ecofacts
. The Palanga site was an exception because of moraine uplift situated just beside a deep lagoon where gyttja had started accumulating since very early times.
Surviving structures, artifacts, and ecofacts
(e.g., roads, fortifications, foundations, utensils) deserve close "readings" comparable to those afforded fragmentary pre-Herodotean accounts and consonant with Skinner's broad synthesis of "ethnographic activity."
Adams, a research archaeologist, details the analysis of ground stone tools like mortars and pestles, manos and metates, abraders, polishers, and hammerstones, and artifacts shaped by abrasion or pecking, such as axes, pipes, figurines, ornaments, and architectural pieces, as well as other artifacts like stones used in cooking and heating, structural stones, and ecofacts
. She focuses on the American Southwest, but methods can be applied to any region.