ANT 337 - Field Methods In Archaeology[3 credit(s)]
An introduction to archaeological field techniques. Topics may include reconnaissance and surveying methods, such as technical mapping, site locating (global positioning system/GPS), establishing a site grid, and satellite or aerial image interpretation. Excavation techniques may be covered, from test and grid units to trenches and tunnels, as well as proper recording of field data. Extensive use is made of examples; emphasis is on practical application, with special attention to overcoming the typical complications and difficulties that emerge during fieldwork.
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