Spring 2020 - ARCH 377 D100

Historical Archaeology (5)

Class Number: 5752

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
    SWH 9084, Burnaby

  • Instructor:

    Ross Jamieson
    Office: EDB 9623
    Office Hours: TBA
  • Prerequisites:

    ARCH 201 and one lower division ARCH course.



An introduction to theory and method in North American historical archaeology. Laboratory instruction is provided in historic artifact analysis and interpretation.


This course will provide the student with a firm grounding in the field of historical archaeology, through an understanding of its general principles and theory.  The lectures and readings will emphasize the application of archaeological methods to the period since the beginning of European colonialism, with a particular focus on the New World.  Laboratories will give the student hands-on training in the identification and analysis of historic material culture.


  • Lab assignments 30%
  • Lecture quizzes 20%
  • Seminar participation 10%
  • Commemorative proposal 5%
  • Commemorative paper 15%
  • Commemorative webwork 20%



None. This course does not have a textbook, rather assigned weekly readings will come from a variety of scholarly sources including journal articles and academic books. All sources will be linked on Canvas.

Department Undergraduate Notes:

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

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