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.
** 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
Tape and Compass
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.
Knowledge in trigonometry is highly recommended!
Class assignments and grading