Spring 2021 - ARCH 101 D100
Reconstructing the Human Past (3)
Class Number: 7113
Delivery Method: In Person
A survey of methods used by archaeologists to discover and interpret the past. Examples will be drawn from selected sites and cultures around the world. Students who have taken ARCH 201 may not enroll in ARCH 101. Breadth-Social Sciences.
This course will introduce students to key concepts, principles, and methods that archaeologists use to reconstruct ancient human societies. Examples will be drawn from archaeological research from throughout the world, illustrated by slides and films. Students will be evaluated on the basis of three written assignments and online discussion participation. The course will be delivered online and asynchronously.
- Online Discussion Participation 35%
- Assignment 1 "Material Culture" 15%
- Assignment 2 "Stratigraphy and Chronology" 20%
- Assignment 3 "Reconstructing the Past" 30%
Renfrew, Colin and Paul Bahn. 2020 Archaeology: Theories, Methods and Practice. Eighth Edition, Thames and Hudson, New York.
Department Undergraduate Notes:
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