Field Archaeology II

(Section B - Summer Field School) This course focuses on practical field training through participation in an on-going archaeological field project involving archaeological survey (extensive or intensive ground survey, geophysical survey, aerial reconnaissance) and/or archaeological excavation (test pits, salvage excavation, systematic excavation). Students practice the fundamentals of archaeological documentation including note taking, drawing, photography, and map-making, and learn how archaeologists organize and analyze the large quantities and wide range of data recovered in these processes with particular attention to the use of computer databases, especially Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The field school provides a general overview of different types of laboratory analysis including lithics, ceramics, metals, plant and animal remains, and of the available dating methods. Through these hands-on experiences and interactions with a range of archaeological datasets, students will learn how the archaeological record is formed and what its patterns can teach us about ancient human livelihoods. Finally, students will learn to synthesize and present the results of field and laboratory research in reports, a critical genre of writing in the discipline.

 

Instructor: 
C. Maggidis, A. Psychas, N. Lianos, G. Tsokas, G. Malaperdas, V. Panagiotidis
Course Code: 
FARC 101B