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Archaeology

Science, Math and Engineering Division

ARCH-01 INTRODUCTION TO ARCHAEOLOGY
3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Advisories: ENGL-A, ENGL-AL, ENGL-41, ENGL-41L.
This course is an introduction to archaeological theory and method. The class examines the historical development of the discipline, various theoretical and methodological approaches, and technical aspects of archaeology such as stratigraphic analysis, relative and absolute dating, lithic analysis and seriation. Artifacts from around the world are used in class to illustrate various concepts of archaeology and prehistory. (2/01)

ARCH-01L FIELD ARCHAEOLOGY
1 unit: 3 hours lab.
Advisories: ENGL-A, ENGL-AL, ENGL-41, ENGL-41L.
This course provides the student with an opportunity to gain practical experience in archaeological field reconnaissance, archaeological site excavation, laboratory analysis of archaeological data, and preparation of archaeological reports. Students will take part in surveys and excavations on local and historic and prehistoric sites. This course may be repeated three times. (2/01)

ARCH-31 MUSEUM TECHNOLOGY
2 units: 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab.
Advisories: ENGL-A, ENGL-AL, ENGL-41, ENGL-41L.
This course is an introduction to the techniques of preservation of those objects which best illustrate the phenomenon of nature and the works of man as well as the utilization of these objects in a museum setting for the increase of knowledge and the enlightenment of the people. Lecture and laboratory work on collection, preservation, and display of such materials and artifacts will be taught. (2/01)


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