Feb 24, 2020
ANTH& 204 - Archaeology 5 Credits
Studies the various ways in which archaeologists interpret material remains. Examines a variety of interdisciplinary approaches which are utilized in the attempt to reconstruct past life, events, and cultures. Explores the historical development of archaeology and related disciplines in order to assess their explanatory potential and limitations.
Course Note Previously ANTHR 220.
Designed to Serve College transfer students interested the methods of retrieving information concerning past human societies.
Active Date 2014-10-27
Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 38
Contact Hours: Lecture 55 Lab 0 Worksite 0 Clinical 0 Other 0
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions: AA Social Science Area II
Review of the history and development of the field of archaeology
Methods and procedures for the conducting of background research, survey, and testing design of archaeological sites
Material recovery and processing techniques from an archaeological site
Quantitative analysis of material recovered from an archaeological site
Dating techniques relevant to archaeological sites
Multidisciplinary approach of archaeology
Student Learning Outcomes
Develop a clear understanding of the strengths and limitations of methods utilized to reconstruct or otherwise interpret the past.
Gain an appreciation of the ways in which the study of the past can provide a clearer understanding of the present.
Analyze archaeological material and express results in a detailed report format.
Learn where and how to set up an archaeological site.
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