ARCHAEOLOGY

ARCHAEOLOGY

Note: Archaeology courses are offered by the Department of Geography.

ARCHAEOLOGY 1000
Introduction to Archaeology

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

The basic concepts of archaeology and archaeological research. Using examples from around the world, emphasis will be placed on understanding fundamental principles and techniques employed in archaeological problem solving. Material covered will include dating and excavation methodologies, material and artifact analysis, culture-environment interaction and critical evaluation of archaeological interpretation.

ARCHAEOLOGY 3000
Series in Archaeological Science

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Prerequisite: Archaeology 1000 or a previous course (3.0 credit hours) in Archaeology.

ARCHAEOLOGY 3110
Archaeology of North America

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Other hours: 0-0-8

Major issues in the archaeology of North America including population movements during the Pleistocene and the development of regional adaptations. A one-day field trip will be scheduled on a Saturday.

Prerequisite: Archaeology 1000 or a previous course (3.0 credit hours) in Archaeology.

ARCHAEOLOGY 3120
Plains Archaeology

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 2-1-0
Other hours: 0-0-8

An examination of the human history of the North American Great Plains from the earliest known occupation to the arrival of Europeans. Emphasis on interpretation and analysis of Plains material culture and the application of techniques such as lithic studies, zooarchaeology and ethno-archaeology. A field trip will be scheduled.

Prerequisite: Archaeology 1000 or a previous course (3.0 credit hours) in Archaeology.

ARCHAEOLOGY 3150 (3500)
Historical Archaeology

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 2-1-0
Other hours: 0-0-8

Introduction to methods and theory of Historical Archaeology with emphasis on material culture studies. A field trip will be scheduled.

Prerequisite: Archaeology 1000 or a previous course (3.0 credit hours) in Archaeology.

ARCHAEOLOGY 3170
Syro-Palestinian Archaeology

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

The growth and development of the discipline of Syro-Palestinian Archaeology in a general survey of exploration, excavation and scholarly research; and an examination of the archaeological evidence from prehistoric times to the end of the Iron Age.

Prerequisite: Archaeology 1000 or a previous course (3.0 credit hours) in Archaeology.

ARCHAEOLOGY 3171
Ancient Israel

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Major issues and problems in the archaeology of Iron Age Israel and its environs, including Israelite origins, the nature of the Israelite state, and the material culture of Ancient Israel and its neighbours.

Prerequisite: Archaeology 1000 or a previous course (3.0 credit hours) in Archaeology.

ARCHAEOLOGY 3300
Archaeological Field Work (Series)

Credit hours: 3.0
Other hours: 0-0-210

Training in excavation techniques, principles and problems on location at various archaeological sites around the world. Inasmuch as this course involves travel to and residence at remote archaeological sites, costs borne by students vary but may range up to several thousand dollars.

Prerequisite: Archaeology 1000 or a previous course (3.0 credit hours) in Archaeology.

ARCHAEOLOGY 3400
Series in Archaeological Regions, Periods, and Themes

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

This series explores archaeological issues from different regions and periods.

Prerequisite: Archaeology 1000 or a previous course (3.0 credit hours) in Archaeology.

Note: Credit is not allowed for any offering in the Archaeology 3400 Series and the same offering in the Archaeology 3000 Series.

ARCHAEOLOGY 3600
Archaeology and Human Evolution

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Major developments in the emergence of humans and culture. Study of theories of evolution and the examination and study of hominid fossils and stone tools in order to understand human biological and cultural development.

Prerequisite: Archaeology 1000 or a previous course (3.0 credit hours) in Archaeology.

ARCHAEOLOGY 3610 (3100)
Old World Prehistory

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

A survey of major cultural developments in Africa, Asia and Europe beginning with the emergence of the earliest stone tools and continuing to the origins of agriculture and complex societies in the Old World.

Prerequisite: Archaeology 1000 or a previous course (3.0 credit hours) in Archaeology.

ARCHAEOLOGY 3700
Geoarchaeology and Landscape Analysis

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-3-0
Other hours: 0-0-16

Site formation processes, both natural and cultural; ancient and modern landscapes; analysis of archaeological features in geoarchaeological contexts. Two one-day field trips will be scheduled on Saturdays.

Prerequisite: Archaeology 1000 or a previous course (3.0 credit hours) in Archaeology.

ARCHAEOLOGY 3720
Archaeological Materials Analysis

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-3-0

Laboratory and field analysis of archaeological remains such as lithics, ceramics, and architecture; techniques of conservation and restoration.

Prerequisite: Archaeology 1000 or a previous course (3.0 credit hours) in Archaeology.

ARCHAEOLOGY 4000
Advanced Series in Archaeological Science

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Prerequisite: A 3000-level course (3.0 credit hours) in Archaeology.

ARCHAEOLOGY 4100
Advanced Series in Archaeological Theory

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

This series examines the influence of theory in Archaeology.

Prerequisites: Two 3000-level courses (6.0 credit hours) in Archaeology.

ARCHAEOLOGY 4500
Advanced Series in New and Old World Archaeology

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Selected problems relating archaeological theory, analyses, and/or field work.

Prerequisite: One 3000-level course (3.0 credit hours) in Archaeology.

ARCHAEOLOGY 4995
Undergraduate Thesis

Credit hours: 6.0
Contact hours: Variable

This is a research-oriented course in which students will conduct research, submit a report in the form of an undergraduate thesis which will be made publicly available, and report orally on the work. In consultation with the Thesis Supervisor, students will define a research problem and formulate a research plan.

Prerequisites: Fourth-year standing (a minimum of 90.0 credit hours) with a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher.
Completion of an Independent Study (3990) in Archaeology or Geography.

Note: Contact hours will vary. Students should be aware that this course involves regular contact with the Thesis Supervisor as well as considerable independent work.

See Part 7 - Arts and Science, Sections 5.c. (p. 90), 6.c. (p. 92), and 7.c. (p. 93).