Apr 24, 2019  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

ANTH 395 Q - Prehistoric Archaeology Field School (4 to 12 credits)


This course introduces students to prehistoric archaeological field and laboratory methods. In the field, students will learn techniques of archaeological excavation, mapping, and survey. Excavations are likely to recover evidence of historic and prehistoric habitation including tools, pottery, food remains, and hearths. During the field season, students will also spend time processing the collected artifacts at an archaeological laboratory. Processing will include washing, labeling, identifying, and analyzing archaeological materials. Students will have the opportunity to learn from professional archaeologists during demonstrations and guest lectures, and will compile their own artifact analyses. Discussions will also cover the practice of archaeology today, specifically addressing current state and federal laws dealing with the treatment and excavation of archaeological sites and museum collections. Assignments for this class may include textbook readings, a final paper, and a field journal. May, Su.