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ARCL 406A Analytical Techniques in Archaeology - LAB TECH ARCHEGY

A survey of methods and techniques in the interpretation of archaeological data; practical experience in processing and analyzing archaeological materials by means of a research project. Students will prepare manuscripts, drawings and photographs for publication and will learn the basics of lithic and faunal analyses.

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Credits: 3

Pre-reqs: ARCL 305.

Status Section Activity Term Interval Days Start Time End Time Comments
  ARCL 406A 001 Seminar 1 Wed 9:00 12:00

This course is an exploration of the core laboratory techniques in archaeology. This is a practical course, in which students learn foundational methods and apply them to collections research in the Laboratory of Archaeology (LOA) labs. Students will work on a series of analytical projects individually and collectively, culminating in an analysis of a previously excavated site whose materials and data are housed in LOA. The course includes laboratory experience, teaches data management skills and includes a short field component on the use of Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) at a local archaeological site.

The textbook for this course is: Archaeological Laboratory Methods: An Introduction, 6th Edition by Mark Q Sutton and Brooke S. Arkush, Kendall Hunt, Dubuque, IA. (2014).