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. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
2250 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. 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
    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 Core Learning Goals:

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

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VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
Class lecture, discussions, slides, projects, guest speakers, and field work

Review/Approval Date -2/99