2024-2025 Catalog and Student Handbook (Unofficial) 
    May 22, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog and Student Handbook (Unofficial)
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ANTH 226 - Archaeological Field Methods Excavation

Credits: 3
Introduction to archaeological excavation and recording of prehistoric and historic sites.

Student Learning Outcomes
  1. Describe the general theory and purpose behind archaeological excavation, including the relationship between cultural resource management and archaeological excavation.
  2. Employ standard methods of archaeological excavation that includes establishing a coordinate grid based on basic geometric principles, and excavation through fixed interval or stratigraphy utilizing basic arithmetic operations. (MATH Component)
  3. Collect, record, and conduct initial processing of artifacts.
  4. Apply correct procedures for handling special artifacts and ecofacts, including soil samples, botanical material, major faunal, and human remains.
  5. Record and report archaeological sites in the field using pertinent forms that include geographical, cultural, and artifactual data extant on site via illustrations, mapping, and photography using analog and digital equipment.

Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None
Graded: Letter Grade

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