What Does Stratified Mean?


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The term stratification refers to the way different groups of people are placed at different levels in society. The levels are strata- a term borrowed from geology, the study of rocks. In geology. There are different strata of rocks formed at different times in history. In our case, the strata are classes, and classes  will be the main type of stratification we consider here.
Gender, ethnicity and age, which are considered elsewhere in the book, are also aspects of stratification.
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Stratification is defined as the process of dividing anything into groups or strata. It refers to the act of forming different layers. It is a term quite frequently used in archaeology and geology. It is a very important and significant concept in archaeology. It is based on the Law of Superposition. This law works on the supposition that when layers are arranged in a time sequence then the oldest layer would be at the bottom and the youngest one would be placed at the top.

In archaeology, experts try to determine the period or phase when the archaeological finds or artefacts discovered from the excavation site belonged to. Thus stratification is very vital to an archaeologist and his study. Thus with the help of this process an archaeologists try to find out the precise contexts of the artefacts and the causes of why it came to be there.
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Stratified is a word derived from strata or stratification. Stratified is a verb of the noun form stratification. It refers to the process of deposition of something in layers or dividing them in various strata. When people or things are separated into various strata or similar types then they are said to be stratified. This term is used in various contexts.

Stratified means to be arranged in a sequence or rank one on the top of another. It denotes various levels or layers. When used in terms of sociological terminology, stratified means the society is divided into hierarchical layers based on various economic, social and political factors. Likewise when used in terms of archaeology it is used to describe horizontal layers of soil or rocks that are found on the top of one another and is formed as a result of natural occurrences over a long period of time.

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