HIST196 Introduction to Historical Archaeology II

Department of Social & Behavioral Science: Historic Preservation

I. Course Number and Title
HIST196 Introduction to Historical Archaeology II
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Number of Instructional Minutes
IV. Prerequisites
V. Other Pertinent Information
VI. Catalog Course Description
A continuation of the methods and techniques surveyed in Historical Archaeology I. Emphasis will be given to excavation, research, and laboratory experience.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Course Learning Goals

    1. To introduce the students to the literature of historical archaeology;
    2. To learn legal requirements established by government agencies;
    3. To become competent in artifact restoration and laboratory technique; and
    4. To perform appropriate excavation techniques
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities

    1. Introduction to historical research
    2. Legal requirements at the federal and state level
    3. Structures and archaeology
    4. Ceramic typology and restoration
    5. Laboratory procedures
    6. Excavation methodology
    7. Field sessions
  3. Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals

  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:

    See course syllabus.

Review/Approval Date - 2/99; New Core 8/2015