Aug 14, 2020  
Academic Catalog 2019-2020 
    
Academic Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ANT 370 - Methods in Archaeological Field Research


Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): ANT 220 .
This course is an introduction to field methods in archaeology. Students will learn how archaeological research is undertaken including formulating questions to be investigated, designing a research strategy, undertaking data collection, conducting preliminary analysis of collections, and completing preliminary reports. Students will be engaged in hands-on training that will teach them skills in archaeological survey, excavation, and laboratory analysis, and provide experience in systematic investigations of archaeological remains. Students will learn methods employed in archaeological excavation of historic deposits that include planning and locating excavations, laying out excavation units, conducting controlled excavation, collecting and recording artifacts, recording features, keeping detailed notes on the excavation process, and undertaking preliminary analysis of artifacts in the laboratory.



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