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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)22:15 UTC+1 No.6612934 Report

Is archaeology /sci/?
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)22:17 UTC+1 No.6612938 Report

Only if its finds are translated via the principles of Charles Darwin.

If the finds are just masturbatory artefacts to be inanely put into some random museum, then no.
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Anonymous 06/27/14(Fri)00:42 UTC+1 No.6613273 Report

>>6612934
not science or math, so no
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Anonymous 06/27/14(Fri)02:23 UTC+1 No.6613413 Report

>>6612934
It is a study of the natural world, and therefore a science.
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Anonymous 06/27/14(Fri)03:43 UTC+1 No.6613551 Report

>>6613273
>not science or math
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Kocoayello 06/27/14(Fri)04:04 UTC+1 No.6613577 Report

>>6612934
>>6612938
>>6613413
Paleontology ring any bells boys?
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Anonymous 06/27/14(Fri)04:09 UTC+1 No.6613580 Report

>>6612934
Archaeology uses scientific concepts like carbon dating. However, the study of human past falls within the line of history.
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Anonymous 06/27/14(Fri)04:27 UTC+1 No.6613608 Report

What about anthropology?
>inb4 humans are a pseudoscience
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Anonymous 06/28/14(Sat)00:21 UTC+1 No.6615298 Report

>>6612934
I guess physical anthropology might be.

I remember taking an archaeology class in college and it was one of the best experiences of my college career.

I remember we had to use a mass spectrometer for our last lab assignment and the professor seemed to know a lot about dating techniques.

He did say that a lot of the archaeologist he's worked with were pretty divided on topics like obsidian hydration dating, saying it was either the most accurate method you can use or just complete nonsense.
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Anonymous 06/28/14(Sat)00:24 UTC+1 No.6615302 Report

>>6613608
humans are a pseudoscience
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Anonymous 06/28/14(Sat)00:35 UTC+1 No.6615324 Report

Archeology is a multidisciplinary field.
It runs from physics, chemistry (and material science) to geology, language science, history, anthropology and the sorts.

I think it is a vastly scientific discipline.
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Anonymous 06/28/14(Sat)00:52 UTC+1 No.6615356 Report

>>6613273
>archaeology is not science
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