ANTH& 204 : Archaeology

Explores the history, field practices, and objectives of archaeology, with an effort to understand how archaeologists do what they do, and why they do what they do. You will become familiar with the general terminology, principles and methods of archaeology, including excavation, site survey, laboratory analysis, ethnoarchaeology, archaeological experimentation, and the theoretical reconstruction of past societies. You will examine the controversies and political issues within the field of archaeology, and be able to develop your own opinions on these issues based upon your personal, cultural, and educational backgrounds. (E)

Course Outcomes

  1. Define general terminology, principles and methods of archaeology, including excavation, site survey, laboratory analysis, ethnoarchaeology, archaeological experimentation, and the theoretical reconstruction of past societies
  2. Understand how archaeology overlaps with the other fields of anthropology
  3. Describe the development of archaeology from its roots to the present
  4. Understand the importance of the multidisciplinary approach of archaeology have gained a greater knowledge and understanding of the cultural evolution of humanity, both regionally and throughout the world
  5. Analyze controversies and political issues within the field of archaeology, and be able to develop your own opinions on these issues based upon your personal, cultural, and educational backgrounds
  6. Further developed communication and cooperative team skills have further refined writing and computer application skills.

Overview

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Credits

5