This course offers a practical application of the methods and concepts that archaeologists use to examine the human past. Students will participate in a research-oriented archaeological field project and will develop skills in both archaeological site survey and excavation. These include an ability to recognize and record a variety of archaeological site types, basic techniques of site mapping using chain and compass as well as major survey instruments, techniques of excavation and record-keeping in the field, photography, and the initial processing of field data in a lab setting. Through lectures and discussions, students will also learn about the overall goals of the research project, the intended methods of analysis, and the ethics of modern archaeology.
ANTH 101, 102 and 240.