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Student’s Name: Instructor’s Name: Course: Date: Introduction to medieval archaeology Vertical excavation Vertical excavation examines history through analysis of the vertical arrangement of matter in the ground. The material is dug out with the focus on the vertical sequence of the historical and cultural aspects represented. HedebyDuring the 8th and 11th century (Viking age), Hedeby existed as a crucial trading settlement in Germany. It is termed as the most vital archaeological site in Northern Germany. The town was destroyed and abandoned in 1066. wattle work or wattle and daub The use of wattle and daub as a construction material dates more than 6000 years ago. It was first used in the Neolithic period in Europe, Africa, and Asia. JettyingJettying style of construction was a medieval period design where the upper floor projected beyond the lower floor. They are believed to have common in the 16th century before they were banned in some areas. They are the origin to today's’ spectacular cantilever architectural designs. Carcassonne Carcassonne is a historic town founded in France by the Romans in the 5th century. It was strategically located between trade routes. Since 1997, the town is recognized by UNESCO as a Global heritage site. Dendrochronology Dendrochronology is a technique utilized in dating the age of trees based on information gathered from its growth rings. It is used to determine the climate conditions of the various timelines in history and determining the age of trees. Question 1 1.Which archaeological dating methods are most useful in medieval archaeology, and what kinds of "sample" materials are needed in utilizing these

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