Ethnoarchaeology is the ethnographic study of peoples for archaeological
reasons, usually through the study of the material remains of a society
(see David & Kramer 2001). Ethnoarchaeology aids archaeologists in
reconstructing ancient lifeways by studying the material and
non-material traditions of modern societies. Archaeologists can then
infer that ancient societies used the same techniques as their modern
counterparts given a similar set of environmental circumstances.