2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AST190: Introduction to Archaeology

3 Credit(s)
Archaeology is a sub-discipline of anthropology that deals explicitly with the past through the study of material remains. While archaeologists engage many of the same issues as other anthropologists, (e.g., social inequality, gender relations, colonialism), they must approach these issues from alternative perspectives using different research methods.  In this course, students will consider how archaeologists formulate research questions; find, excavate, and date sites; collect, quantify, and analyze artifacts; and interpret data in order to create stories about life in the past. Cross-listed with CHP190: Introduction to Archaeology  / SOA190: Introduction to Archeology