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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.

Quarters Typically Offered
Spring Day

Designed to Serve College transfer students interested in the methods of retrieving information concerning past human societies.
Active Date 20200303T13:40:44

Grading Basis Decimal Grade
Class Limit 38
Contact Hours: Lecture 55
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
  • Social Science Area II

Course Outline
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
Effectively identify and explain the strengths and limitations of methods utilized to reconstruct or otherwise interpret the past.

Describe where and how to set up an archaeological site.

Produce quality technical reports based on sorting and analysis of archaeological material.

Effectively collaborate with other group members in myriad capacities based on various project tasks.

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