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ARCE 120: Field Research in Environmental Archaeology

Term: Summer

Credits: 4

Degree Requirements: F7 F11

This course and accompanying lab focus on a scientific understanding of the biological and geological methods and theories that are
relevant to human/environmental interaction in pre-historic and historic sites of human occupation. Research questions to be discussed
involve three major areas of study: 1) relationships between site formation processes, environmental change and human activity; 2) plant
and animal domestication and exploitation; and 3) methods for dating artifacts. The class and lab are held in May and early June at the
Ames Plantation in Tennessee. Enrollment is limited; students must apply for acceptance through the director of the Archaeology
Program.

Prerequisites: none.