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2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AN 210 Introduction to Archaeology

This course introduces students to the scientific study of archeology, examining how human cultures’ survival, success and sometimes failure to thrive is studied through the analysis of material culture and remains.  It provides students a survey of fundamental archaeological practice by covering the basic empirical methods and theories of data explanation use by contemporary archaeologists. An overview of the archaeological record from human beginnings to recent times give students an appreciation for the diversity of world cultures through time and across space. Contemporary questions of cultural resource management, issues of ethics, and ownership of heritage and artifacts will be addressed.

Prerequisite: AN120 or AN150 or by permission of the instructor.