Fall 2022 - ARCH 101 D100

Reconstructing the Human Past (3)

Class Number: 6149

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    BLU 9660, Burnaby



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 two written assignments, a midterm exam, and a final exam. 


  • Assignment #1 "Material Culture" 20%
  • Midterm Exam 20%
  • Assignment #2 "Reconstructing the Past" 30%
  • Final Exam 30%



Muckle, Robert and Stacey Camp
   2021 Introducing Archaeology, 3rd edition, University of Toronto Press.

Department Undergraduate Notes:

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Deferred grades will be given only on the basis of authenticated medical disability.

Registrar Notes:


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