ANT f683N • Field Archaeology, New Mexico
INSTRUCTION AND RESEARCH PROGRAM: The principal focus of the course will be instruction in the basic field techniques required both in cultural resource management and in more strictly research settings. Students will learn how to use a total data station and geophysical sensing equipment, including downloading to a computer and analyzing the data using a GIS program. Students will learn the basics of larger scale excavation at a prehistoric pueblo, focusing on . Emphasis will be placed on sampling procedures, excavation techniques, collection of special samples, field laboratory procedures, documentation, and field assessment of findings as these relate to research objectives. Upon successful completion of this course, a student should be able to find employment with any cultural resource management firm or institution.
COSTS: Costs include tuition, applicable university fees, a $280 course fee payable with tuition and other fees, and a food assessment (to be collected separately from tuition and other fees but must be paid in lump sum at beginning of class). FACILITIES: We will have a cooking/lab/storage facility, with participants sleeping in personal tents. Food will be prepared on a rotating basis. The food will not be extravagant, but we will eat well.