Aug 17, 2018  
2018-2019 College of Liberal Arts 
    
2018-2019 College of Liberal Arts
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ANTH 311 - Archaeological Method and Theory

4 credits
Archaeology relies on a body of theories and methods for reading human prehistory from the incomplete record left by past cultures. This course offers a counterpoint to ANTH 230 - Ancient Societies  in examining how questions asked by archaeologists are addressed. Topics include techniques of excavation and artifact analysis and the major theoretical approaches to archaeological inference. The course is divided between lecture and laboratory sessions in which students analyze archaeological data. Prerequisite: ANTH 103  and ANTH 230  or signature of instructor. Corequisite: ANTH 311L . Offered fall semester. CLA-Quantitative, CLA-Writing in the Major



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