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As such, they are thought to live lives closely resembling those of ancient humans. This use of analogs as a vehicle for imagining a distant past dates from the Age of European Discovery commencing in the late 15th century. Soon after the first written descriptions and visual images of Native Americans were published, antiquarians began to envision the clothing and artifact styles of Celts and Ancient Britons in terms of those observed among contemporary peoples in the nonWestern world (Daniel 1950; Orme 1973, 1974, 1981; Piggott 1976).
D. have been calibrated (or adjusted) to account for these variations and may be understood as equivalent to calendric dates. On calibration see Bronk Ramsey (1995), Stuiver et al. (1998) and Taylor et al. (1996). NOTES 1 “Consider, for example, the following two sentences: 1. Americans are still prejudiced against blacks. 2. Americans still earn less money than do whites. There is absolutely no difficulty understanding the first sentence; the second sentence is confusing. This is because in the first sentence ‘American’ is used as a metonym for ‘whites’; in the second sentence ‘American’ was used as a metonym again, but this time for ‘blacks’ .
Between Past and Present: Archaeology, Ideology, and Nationalism in the Modern Middle East by Neil Silberman