This course is taught in modules: modules 1 and 2 will include lectures and site as well as museum visits. Modules 3 and 4 are combined lecture field practice modules, module 5 is excavation and laboratory practice, module 6 consists of one to one discussion and interpretation of the finds in your trench.
Classroom/excavation hours total: 90 hours for 6 credits.
: Geography, geology, and history of the area 600 BCE - 1000 CE (Includes museum and site tours)
: Geophysical examination and interpretations
: Excavation of test trenches
: Excavation journal and record keeping
: Processing material culture in laboratory including photography and digital imaging
: Interpretative essay
Students will be graded on the following:
- excavation technique - 30%
- excavation journal - 15%
- geophysical techniques - 20%
- forms, lab performance - 10%
- photography and imaging - 10%
- interpretative essay at the end of the wori< on site - 15%