SRJC Course Outlines

12/5/2022 9:17:41 PMANTHRO 70A Course Outline as of Fall 2016

Inactive Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ANTHRO 70ATitle:  ARCHAEOLOGY SITE SURVEY  
Full Title:  Archaeological Site Survey: Search and Discovery
Last Reviewed:11/23/2015

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum4.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum2.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR3.00 Contact DHR52.50
 Contact Total6.00 Contact Total105.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 210.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  ANTHRO 70

Catalog Description:
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This course will focus on the search for and recording of archaeological sites. Classroom discussion includes regulations and laws that compel surveys/resource inventories, pre-field research such as relevant library holdings, and the SSU Information Center. Other topics include ethnography and historical research, consultation with Native Americans, types of field surveys, site types and their documentation as well as site survey report preparation. Field trips will include the survey of land, the discovery and documentation of sites, and a visit to the Northwest Information Center at Sonoma State University.  

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course will focus on the search for and recording of archaeological sites. Classroom discussion includes regulations and laws that compel surveys/resource inventories, pre-field research such as relevant library holdings, and the SSU Information Center. Other topics include ethnography and historical research, consultation with Native Americans, types of field surveys, site types and their documentation as well as site survey report preparation. Field trips will include the survey of land, the discovery and documentation of sites, and a visit to the Northwest Information Center at Sonoma State University.  
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1.  Search for and find archaeological sites in the field.
2.  Notice anomalies in soil and debris that indicate human activity.
3.  Complete the appropriate forms for recording a site.
4.  Conduct archival and library research regarding an archaeological site and its previous inhabitants.  

Topics and Scope
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1. The science of archaeology and its application to the study of the past.
2. Archaeology sites: the various types and how they are formed.
3. Archaeological survey: how sites are discovered.
4. The importance of archival research in understanding the past.
5. Archaeological conclusions: how archaeologists know what they know.
6. Applicable laws and regulations.
7. Ethnography and historical research.
8. How to conduct archival research.
9. Consulting with Native Americans.
10. Site survey in the field.
11. Preparation of site survey reports.  

Assignments:
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1.  Regular reading assignments from assigned texts and supplementary material. Typical reading assignments will be 150-300 pages per semester.
2.  In-class discussion of regular assignments.
3.  Quizzes will cover the assigned readings. Quizzes may be either multiple choice, short answer, true/false, specimen identification, short essay or any combination of the above.
4.  Midterm examinations: students will answer a combination of essay questions and quiz style questions including but not limited to, multiple choice, short answer, true/false, and or specimen identification.
5.  Final examination: students will answer a combination of essay questions and quiz style questions including but not limited to, multiple choice, short answer, true/false, and or specimen identification.
6.  Writing requirements may be satisfied by a descriptive and analytic paper addressing an issue raised in class or in the field (typical papers will be  5-10 pages). Writing requirements may also be satisfied by journal entries from the field portion of the class.
7.  On-site observation in the field where students would be expected to demonstrate the application of both field techniques and the reasoning behind them.
8.  In-class quizzes on specimen identification and lithic and faunal analysis.  

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 20%
Written homework, lab reports, term papers
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 40%
Field work and lab reports
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 40%
Field work and performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 20%
Quizzes and exams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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The Archaeologists' Toolkit. Zimmerman, Larry J. and Green, William, Eds. Alta Mira Press: 2003
 
Archaeology: A Brief Introduction. Fagan, Brian M. Prentice Hall: 2005
 
Archaeology: Theories, Methods, and Practice. 5th Edition. Renfrew, Colin and Bahn, Paul. Thames and Hudson: 2008

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