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Archaeology (ARKY)

Archaeology (ARKY)
Faculty of Arts and Science

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(s):
One of 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(s):
One of Archaeology 1000 or a previous course (3.0 credit hours) in Archaeology

Archaeology 3120

Plains Archaeology
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
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 ethnoarchaeology. A field trip will be scheduled.
Prerequisite(s):
One of 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(s):
One of 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(s):
One of 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(s):
One of 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(s):
One of Archaeology 1000 or a previous course (3.0 credit hours) in Archaeology
Equivalent:
Any offering in the Archaeology 3000 Series with the same title as the offering in the Archaeology 3400 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(s):
One of Archaeology 1000 or a previous course (3.0 credit hours) in Archaeology

Archaeology 3610

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(s):
One of Archaeology 1000 or a previous course (3.0 credit hours) in Archaeology
Equivalent:
Archaeology 3100 (prior to 2004/2005)

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

Archaeology 4995

Undergraduate Thesis
Credit hours: 6.0
Contact hours per week: 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.
Prerequisite(s):
Fourth-year standing (a minimum of 90.0 credit hours);
A cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher;
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. 98), 6.c. (p. 100), and 7.c. (p. 101).