CLARCH 323 - Introduction to Field Archaeology
Section: 001
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Classical Archaeology (CLARCH)
Department: LSA Classical Studies
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Archaeology is an endlessly fascinating subject for the specialists and the general public alike. For many, it calls to mind treasure hunts, exotic locales and perhaps even alien civilizations, but the real magic of archaeology is that it allows the reconstruction of ancient behaviors on the basis of the material traces they produced. Ordinary people like you and me lived complex lives in the past, and the only way for us to find out what they were up to is to look very carefully at the ‘footprints’ they left behind when they farmed, built, traveled and died. The course covers the major archaeological field methods, from excavation and survey to dating with carbon isotopes and tree-rings. Examples drawn from all around the world are used to illustrate what archaeologists do and how they sometimes discover ancient lifeways thanks to the faintest traces and the most puzzling clues.

Course Requirements:

Three tests, final and a group practicum (during section)

Intended Audience:

No prior archaeological knowledge required

Class Format:

Two lectures and section work

CLARCH 323 - Introduction to Field Archaeology
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ISBN: 9780500292105
Archaeology. Theories, Methods, and Practice, Author: Colin Renfrew, Paul Bahn, Publisher: Thames & Hudson 7TH 2016
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