ANT 112 - Introduction to Archaeology
An introduction to current archaeological issues, methods, and theories. The nature of archaeological data and the means by which they are gathered, analyzed, dated, and interpreted, will be considered by reviewing current research on both prehistoric and historic sites. Scientific methods of research formulation, survey, excavation and analysis will be emphasized in both the laboratory and lecture. The laboratory also includes field trips.
3 Class Hours, 3 Laboratory Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Demonstrate knowledge of basic archaeological issues, methods and theories.
2. Recognize and apply scientific methodology in theory and practice.
3. Identify principal archaeological sites, cultures, periods and processes.
4. Apply their knowledge of scientific archaeology by critiquing an example of popular psuedoscience in archaeology.
5. Categorize, analyze and manipulate quantitative and qualitative archaeological data.
6. Develop tolerance and respect for the cultures of others.
7. Identify and articulate ethical dilemmas in the field of archaeology.
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