SRJC Course Outlines

12/5/2022 7:26:42 PMANTHRO 70B Course Outline as of Fall 2016

Inactive Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ANTHRO 70BTitle:  ARCHAEOLOGY EXCAVATION  
Full Title:  Archaeological Excavation: Digging and Documenting
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
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Catalog Description:
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This course will focus on archaeological site investigation and excavation. Classroom presentations will include discussion of pertinent laws and regulations, research designs, site sampling, and site investigation. Field trips will include the actual excavation of a site. Activities in the field will include but will not be limited to: site mapping; unit set up and excavation; handling and documenting discovered artifacts; and the initial processing of cultural remains.  

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion or Current Enrollment in ANTHRO 70A ( or ANTHRO 70)


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course will focus on archaeological site investigation and excavation. Classroom presentations will include discussion of pertinent laws and regulations, research designs, site sampling, and site investigation. Field trips will include the actual excavation of a site. Activities in the field will include but will not be limited to: site mapping; unit set up and excavation; handling and documenting discovered artifacts; and the initial processing of cultural remains.  
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Course Completion or Current Enrollment in ANTHRO 70A ( or ANTHRO 70)
Recommended:
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 the course, students will be able to:
1.  Use a surveyor's transit and/or compass to lay out an excavation grid on an archaeological site.
2.  Draw a site map for field excavation and site survey.
3.  Study and understand laws and regulations pertinent to archaeological excavation.
4.  Complete documentation forms for artifacts and other remains.  

Topics and Scope
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1.  Excavation techniques: application and improvement.
2.  Recording techniques: the how and why of documentation.
3.  Lithic analysis: introduction of the study of stone artifacts and debitage.
4.  Faunal analysis: introduction to the study of animal remains.
5.  Hypothesis building: explaining the remains.
6.  Pertinent laws and regulations.
7.  Types of and reasons for research designs.
8.  Types of and reasons for site sampling.
9.  Other kinds of site investigation.  

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 and Green, William, Eds. Alta Mira Press: 2003
 
Archaeology: Basic Field Methods. Stewart, Michael R. Kendall Hunt Publishers: 2002.

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