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|ANTH 417 - Excavation and Field Interpretation in Archaeology|
Excavation forms a central aspect of archaeology. As part of this course, students and community members will participate in a six to eight week excavation of an archaeological locality. This will involve initial set-up of the area, excavation and record-keeping, and basic field laboratory procedures. In addition to "hands-on" participation, daily seminar discussion will be mandatory; topics will center on each day's survey and excavation results. These sessions will be interdisciplinary, reflecting the interests of the instructors, community members, visiting researchers and students. Topics will invariably focus on geomorphology, lithic artifacts, zooarchaeology, paleoethnobotany, paleoecology, oral traditions and Traditional Use, and the social context of conducting archaeology. The field school will often take place in remote localities in British Columbia and elsewhere, and so students may have to live in a field camp situation. In addition to basic tuition, there may be additional fees to cover camp and transportation costs.
Credits: 3.000 TO 6.000
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Field Camp