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ARH 200 Principles of Archaeology
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2017
SUN#:  None
AGEC: Social and Behavioral Sciences  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F
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Description: History of archaeological research; survey of concepts, methods, and goals of archaeology as a subdiscipline of anthropology. Analysis and synthesis of archaeological data. Theories in archaeology, including theories of cultural evolution. Prerequisite: RDG094.

Prerequisites: RDG094

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Knowledge Level) Identify and address goals of archaeology in research design.
2. (Comprehension Level) Discuss major archaeological concepts, theories, and methods and the past and current goals of archaeology.
3. (Comprehension Level) Discuss the archaeological principles of culture and context and identify how and why material remains are classified, dated, and preserved.
4. (Comprehension Level) Describe the techniques of data recovery, including site location and identification, survey, excavation, and analysis.
5. (Evaluation Level) Using a grid system, locate, identify, and interpret artifacts.
6. (Synthesis Level) Analyze, synthesize, and discuss archaeological data within the context of the theoretical reconstruction of past societies, including their settlement patterns, economy, social organization, and religious life.
7. (Evaluation Level) Evaluate theories of cultural evolution.
8. (Evaluation Level) Evaluate the usefulness of archaeological data for understanding modern ecological adaptations by contemporary societies.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
None