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Marcos Llobera
Seattle Campus

Analysis of Archaeological Data

Analyzing archaeological data by measuring and describing such artifacts as stone tools and ceramics. Analysis of such environmental data as bones, plant remains, and sediments. Prerequisite: ARCHY 205.

Class description

** Note that the current course does not coincide with the catalog description. The new class description has yet to be updated **

This course is about Archaeological Mapping Techniques. In this class you will learn the basics of using and generating archaeological maps using different techniques such as through basic reconnaissance, tape and compass, total stations, differential GPS and basic GIS for mapping.

Student learning goals

Basic Map Reading

Reconnaissance Surveying

Tape and Compass

Total Station

Differential GPS

Basic GIS for mapping

General method of instruction

Every week we will have one classroom period where we will cover the basics and a hands-on outdoor period were we will be practicing different mapping techniques.

Recommended preparation

Knowledge in trigonometry is highly recommended!

Class assignments and grading

The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Marcos Llobera
Date: 04/06/2008