Daily Program and Grading

Program

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.
  

Learning Modules

Module 1: Geography, geology, and history of the area 600 BCE - 1000 CE (Includes museum and site tours)
Module 2: Geophysical examination and interpretations
Module 3: Excavation of test trenches
Module 4: Excavation journal and record keeping
Module 5: Processing material culture in laboratory including photography and digital imaging
Module 6: Interpretative essay


Grading

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%