The extent of documentation varied considerably in 'historical' cultures and the information that survives is determined by a variety of factors.
If a context containing burnt debris and broken artefacts is excavated on a site from a historical period, it is tempting to search the local historical framework for references to warfare or a disaster in the region, and to date the excavated context accordingly.
Aerial Reconnaissance - The technique of searching for sites and features, both cultural and natural, from the air, often using aerial photography or the human eye.
It was characterized by large bifaces, particularly hand axes.
This tool-making technology was a more complex way of making stone tools than the earlier Oldowan technology.
More flakes were knocked off from both sides of a stone and there is evidence that the maker had a preconceived notion of the tool's final form.
Acropolis - The "high point" or citadel of an ancient Greek city, like the Acropolis in Athens.