Faculty of Arts


ANTHRO 318

Archaeological Science


Description

Archaeology uses a great number of scientific methods. This lab course introduces the application of these techniques. Using the resources found in our laboratories, topics covered include geophysical subsurface prospecting, dating, identifying the origin of archaeological material using petrography and geochemistry, residue analysis, ceramic and stone artefact production, and the study of archaeological sediments. Coursework includes a series of hands-on laboratories.

Assessment

Coursework only

Availability 2019

Semester 2

Lecturer(s)

Coordinator(s) Professor Peter Sheppard

Reading/Texts

Rapp, George Robert and CL Hill. Geoarchaeology : the earth-science approach to archaeological interpretation. 2nd ed. New Haven : Yale University Press c2006.

Assessment

Coursework only

Points

ANTHRO 318: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

B- or higher in ANTHRO 200 or ANTHRO 201


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