Spring 2022 - ARCH 285 D100

Archaeological Science (4)

Class Number: 6931

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
    SWH 10075, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 14, 2022
    10:30 PM – 10:30 PM
    TAKE HOME-EXAM, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    12 units.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Introduces scientific techniques used for archaeological investigations. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course is intended to introduce students to the scientific approach and analytical techniques used to study ancient societies and their interactions with past environments. This type of studies have been transformed in recent years by the application of principles of physics, chemistry, biology, earth and materials sciences and the use of analytical techniques drawn from the natural sciences and engineering. Morphological and genetic studies of human and biological remains and chemical-physical analysis of the material culture provide new insights into past human knowledge, ideology, activities and the environments in which ancient people lived. Lectures will cover introductive concepts on the scientific method (e.g., hypothesis’ generation and testing), principles and applications of commonly used analytical techniques, and several case studies from different archaeological periods and regions.

Grading

  • Midterm I 20%
  • Midterm II 20%
  • Assignments (5) 35%
  • Final Exam 25%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Gilberto Artioli. 2010. Scientific Methods and Cultural Heritage. An Introduction to the Application of Materials Science to Archaeometry and Conservation Science. Oxford University Press.

Print ISBN: 9780199548262, 0199548269

eText ISBN: 9780191576355, 0191576352 (Rentable from www.vitalsource.com)


Department Undergraduate Notes:

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as soon as possible to ensure that they are eligible and that approved accommodations and services are implemented in a timely fashion.

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

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

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TEACHING AT SFU IN SPRING 2022

Teaching at SFU in spring 2022 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with safety plans in place.  Some courses will still be offered through remote methods, and if so, this will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes.  You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).

Enrolling in a course acknowledges that you are able to attend in whatever format is required.  You should not enroll in a course that is in-person if you are not able to return to campus, and should be aware that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the spring 2022 term.