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ANTHROPOLOGY 3 INTRODUCTION TO ARCHAEOLOGY Winter 2009 TTh 3:10 – 4:30 PM 3 Kleiber Professor Robert L. Bettinger Office Hours Tu,Th 4:30-5:30 PM 310 Young Hall email: [email protected] Teaching Assistants: email, office, office hours Rebecca Gilbert [email protected] 306 Young Wed 1:00-3:00 pm Steven Schwortz [email protected] Young 204 Th 4:30-6:30 pm R. Nash, MA [email protected] Young 2T TTh 1:30-2:30 pm Sections Section TA Time Room A01 R. Nash 10:00 AM YOUNG 302 A02 R. Nash 11:00 AM YOUNG 302 A03 R.Gilbert 12:00 PM YOUNG 302 A04 R. Gilbert 1:00 PM YOUNG 302 A05 S. Schwortz 2:00 PM YOUNG 302 A06 S. Schwortz 3:00 PM YOUNG 302 Textbook David Hurst Thomas and Robert L. Kelly: Archaeology Down to Earth Description Anthropology 3 (Introduction to Archaeology) is designed to do just what the course title says, introduce students to the field and science of archaeology. The course is organized to demonstrate what archaeological data are, how they are obtained, how they are interpreted, and how the findings of archaeologists inform the broader discipline of anthropology (of which archaeology is a part) and the public at large. The lectures and discussion sections/laboratories are structured around the three things that most archaeologists spend most of their time doing: 1. placing things in time (when did it happen?), 2. inferring past lifeways (what was it like?), and 3. explaining culture process (why did it happen?). On the face of it, this is a very simple agenda. In the real world, however, even the simplest of archaeological problems can be very difficult to solve. This course is an introduction to these problems and the means of their solution. The Discussion/Laboratory Sections will be critical to your success in the course. They are designed to pursue in more detail the concepts and information covered in lecture and to provide supplementary information and explanation using primary archaeological
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materials. The three Discussion/Laboratory assignments examine your ability to put
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