Spring 2022 - ARCH 340 D100
Class Number: 6203
Delivery Method: In Person
An introduction to the study of animal remains from archaeological sites. Coverage of the major concepts and methods used in the study of animal remains and detailed practical coverage of the vertebrate skeleton.
Zooarchaeology is the study of past human-animal relationships through the analysis of animal remains and the cultural contexts of animal use and depiction. This course integrates training in the technical aspects of faunal studies with the principles and methodologies employed by zooarchaeologists to interpret the archaeofaunal record. Topics include hunting and subsistence, domestication, trade, the socio-symbolic and ritual roles of animals, assemblage formation (taphonomy), paleoecology, and conservation biology applications. Lab exercises provide practical experience developing skills in observation, identification, and quantification associated with the analysis of vertebrate, especially mammalian, skeletons.
- Biweekly Quizzes 40%
- Lab Exercises 20%
- Zooarchaeological Report 35%
- Collections Care 5%
Broughton, J.M. and S.D. Miller. 2016. Zooarchaeology and Field Ecology: A Photographic Atlas. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press.
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 (email@example.com 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.
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS
SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating. Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.
Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community. Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the spring 2022 term.