2011-12 Catalog

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Offering Description

Dead People and their Things: Introduction to Archaeology


Summer 2012 quarter

Ulrike Krotscheck classics, archaeology
Fields of Study
anthropology and history
Preparatory for studies or careers in
history, archaeology, sociology, anthropology

This course examines the material culture remains of past civilizations, including architecture, art, mortuary remains, and written sources. Our investigation will take us to every corner of the globe and to many different periods in history, from the Mediterranean to Easter Island, and from the Neolithic Middle East to Colonial America. Primarily, we explore how the remains that archaeologists find give clues to help unlock the secrets of ancient societies. In addition, we will learn about the history of archaeological investigation and discuss archaeological methods and fieldwork techniques. This program has no prerequisites and assumes no prior knowledge of archaeology. It will be of interest to any student wishing to learn more about the ancient world, history, and/or who is interested in archaeological fieldwork. As part of this course, we will visit a local archaeological lab and excavation.

Advertised Schedule
10a-1p Tue/Wed, 10a-2p Thu (Jul. 31 - Aug. 30) plus an average of 6 hours of online work per week in lieu of class
Online Learning
Hybrid Online Learning 25 - 49% Delivered Online
Greener Store
Required Fees
$25 for field trip transportation
Offered During

Program Revisions

Date Revision
May 30th, 2012 Schedule changed to Tue/Wed/Thu.