TowsonUFieldSchool-2010(2)

TowsonUFieldSchool-2010(2) - Summer Archaeological Field...

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Summer Archaeological Field School on the Barton Site Allegany County, Maryland Instructor: Dr. Robert Wall Summer 2010 9:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M. (June 12 – 20) and selected weekends through the summer This is a Towson University course (ANTH 393) focused on an introduction to basic field methods in archaeology. It involves excavations on a significant archaeological site (10,000 BC – AD 1600) in western Maryland. The course is a 3 or 6 credit introduction to basic field methods in archaeology and includes limited laboratory analysis as well. The site, which is located adjacent to the Potomac River, contains a wealth of information on western Maryland's original inhabitants including the Shawnee and the Susquehannocks. Excavations last year were taken to a depth of over 2.5 meters below surface where evidence of stone tool production was recovered adjacent to a small hearth feature dating to the end of the Ice Age, ca. 10,000 BC. During the fieldwork portion of the course, weather and work schedule permitting, visits will be made to other archaeological sites in the area. The field work schedule is flexible. If a student can not attend the full 9-day field session, weekend days may be substituted during the remainder of the summer when the excavations will be resumed. For further information contact Robert Wall at [email protected] or 410-704-3387
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Syllabus for Syllabus for Anthropology 393 (001) Archaeological Field School Instructor: Dr. Robert Wall Summer 2010 Office Hours: Room 007-A, Linthicum Hall By appointment (e-mail [email protected] ) Phone 410-704-3387 Sociology, Anthropology, Criminal Justice Department Office phone 410-704-2852 This course is an introduction to the study of archaeology with a focus on fieldwork and limited laboratory analysis. The field investigations will be conducted on a stratified prehistoric site dating from ca. 10,000 BC to AD 1700. The site is located south of Cumberland, Maryland, adjacent to the Potomac River. During the fieldwork portion of the course, weather and work schedule permitting, visits will be made to other archaeological sites in the area for the purpose of comparison. Laboratory analysis will be conducted on a limited basis (rain days) during the field effort as well as after conclusion of fieldwork on June20th. The laboratory work will be directed toward compiling a catalogue of specimens recovered from the site excavations. This will involve basic processing of artifacts in preparation for identification and analysis. The fieldwork is scheduled for a 9-day period from June 12th to June 20th with June 20th the last full day of fieldwork. Following fieldwork, lab sessions will be scheduled for Linthicum 005. This will include a minimum of three half-day lab sessions with lab schedule times to be determined during the field work portion of the class. The text for the course, entitled
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This note was uploaded on 12/13/2010 for the course ANTH 208 taught by Professor Wall during the Fall '08 term at Towson.

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