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ANT 304 • Intro Ary Stds I: Prehist Ary
MW 800am-900am CLA 0.112
Archaeology is the study of past cultures and societies through their material remains. This introductory course examines archaeological theory, methods, and techniques to investigate, reconstruct, interpret, preserve, and ultimately, learn from the past. The semester is generally divided into three sections: 1. History of the discipline through theory; 2. Research methods, techniques, and archaeological practices; 3. Major themes in archaeology through case studies. Mondays and Wednesdays are “lecture” classes that will also regularly conclude with short discussions prompted by students’ questions about the assigned readings, so the readings must be completed before each lecture. Lab section meetings provide the opportunity for students to engage in the archaeological practices discussed in lecture and the readings. An assignment accompanies each lab session and is turned in for a grade. Three labs are test reviews which are composed of student questions from readings, lectures, and labs.