ARC 278 - Archaeological Surveying II
3 Credits, 9 Contact Hours
0 lecture periods 9 lab periods
Advanced techniques and principles of archaeological surveying. Includes advanced methods for survey planning, archival research, field survey, site recording, mapping, and data synthesis, with field experience in Southern Arizona. Also includes culture history, archaeological ethics, and issues of cultural resource management. Uses museum collections, equipment, resources and facilities of the Archaeology Centre.
Prerequisite(s): ARC 276
Recommendation: Completion of (or concurrent enrollment in): AIS 205 /ANT 205 /ARC 205 and ANT 265 /ARC 265 /GIS 265 . If any recommended course is taken, see a financial aid or Veteran’s Affairs advisor to determine funding eligibility as appropriate.
Course Learning Outcomes
- Explain field preparation and archival research procedures.
- Use advanced archaeological field survey equipment and techniques.
- Describe how archaeological survey relates to cultural resource management.
- Synthesize field data.
- Advanced Archaeological Survey
- Advanced survey topics
- Safety concerns
- Cultural History of Southern Arizona
- Tucson Basin Prehistory
- Site visits
- Ethics in Archaeology
- Principles of archaeological ethics
- Indigenous Perspectives
- Cultural Resource Management
- Major laws
- Relationship of survey to overall compliance process
- Survey Methods
A. Field preparation and logistics
B. Archival research
C. Advanced field mapping equipment and procedures
D. Advanced site recording procedures
E. Data synthesis and map production
VI. Application of Advanced Survey Techniques in the Tucson Basin
Full Academic Year 2018/19
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