ANTH 1300 - Introduction to Archaeology
This introductory course covers the history, types and techniques used in archaeological excavation including a survey of both Old and New World civilizations, major events and sites. Additionally the course explores artifact retrieval, dating methods, and documentation processes. Core anthropology concepts and theories will be examined as well as the evolution of humanity and ancient culture.
Instructional Method Lecture
General Education Requirement: Global Diversity / Social & Behavioral Sciences
Comments: This course fulfills the Physical and Natural World requirement at UW, and the Global Awareness core requirement in the College of Arts and Sciences..
Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of ANTH1300 Introduction to Archeology , the student will:
- Define archaeology and its goals.
- Present a brief history of archaeological exploration.
- Outline the ideas, processes, equipment and methods used by archaeologists.
- Distinguish between the theoretical models used by archaeologists
- Explain what the field of archaeology has discovered about the world’s prehistory.
- Defend the value of archaeology as a scientific discipline and prehistory as a learned subject.
- Explain the value of artifacts as a nonrenewable resource.
- Describe the current thought on the advent of humanity and the evolution of human culture.
- Differentiate between ancient civilizations, such as Egypt, Stonehenge, China, the Americans and others of unique character.
Social Science AA
PO#2: explore sociocultural diversity, on local, country and international levels.
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