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Analysis- detailed examination of the elements or structure of something, typically as a basis for discussion or interpretation. (Google Dictionary)

Argumentative- using or characterized by systematic reasoning.

Citation- a quotation from or reference to a book, paper, or author, especially in a scholarly work.(Google Dictionary)

Civic Literacy- Knowledge surrounding the civil affairs(politics, policy, and governance) of a community. (Ch. 9 Textbook)

Curate- To act as curator of (a museum, exhibits, etc.); to look after and preserve.(oed.com)

Digital Literacy- is the ability to use information and communication technologies to find, evaluate, create, and communicate information, requiring both cognitive and technical skills. (connect.ala.org/node/181197)

Ethnography- A type of community-based research where researchers study and record information related to human culture. (Ch. 9 Textbook)

Expository- intended to explain or describe something. (Google Dictionary)



Finding Aid- The process of evaluating data using analytical and logical reasoning to examine each component of the data provided.

Iconic/Icon (From Ch. 7)- An Icon is a person or thing(usually an image) that is used to represent something else.(Textbook)

Identifier-a person or thing that identifies something. (Google Dictionary)


Lexicon (From Ch. 7)- A collection of words and their definitions or the vocabulary of a particular field. (Textbook)

Material Culture- refers to the physical objects, resources, and spaces that people use to define their culture.(Material Culture, Sophie Woodward)

Medium(From Ch. 7)- Medium is the plural form of Media.(Textbook)

Metadata- a set of data that describes and gives information about other data.(Google Dictionary)

Prownian Analysis- the first part of what has become known as the “Prownian Method,” a means of identifying, analyzing and categorizing objects in Historical Archaeology. ( mnmalone.wordpress.com/prownian-analysis/)


Tagging- To label (an item of data) in order to identify it for subsequent processing or retrieval. (Oed.com)

Thesis- a statement or theory that is put forward as a premise to be maintained or proved. (Google Dictionary)

Thick Description- The way of providing cultural context and meaning that people place on actions, words, things, etc.(cognitive-edge.com/blog/the-thick-and-thin-of-it/)