R. Alan Covey
Associate Professor — Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
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ANT 304 • Intro Archaeol Stds: Prehist
MW 100pm-200pm UTC 3.134
An introduction to archaeology as a discipline. Three major themes that deal with issues of the past will be covered:
1. A brief history of the discipline, changing theories about various aspects of the past, and the role that the reconstructions of the past play in national and/or group identities.
2. A survey of the development of human culture from its beginnings to the rise of civilizations and proto-historical cultures in most areas of the world. Prehistoric cultures, archaeological sites, and areas of Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe , and the Pacific will be covered.
3. Archaeological methods of recovery of information about the past. Scientific procedures involved in excavation, dating, and preservation of the material record.