To most people, archaeology means excavation. In reality, most archaeological "discovery" occurs in the laboratory where detailed maps are drawn; objects are measured, classified, and counted; samples are chemically or physically analyzed; and data are statistically evaluated. Students will be introduced to laboratory methods through a project-oriented, hands-on format utilizing the collections housed in the Archaeology Laboratory. A major focus of the course will be on the inferential processes through which archaeologists recover and understand the past.
COURSE FORMAT: Laboratory
Level: UGRD Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS ANTH Grading Mode: Graded
Prerequisites: NONE Links to Web Resources For This Course.
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