AR101 Tuesday November 5th
Perus Mass Grave Mystery
Over 100 corpses
Vanished over night, homes, peopleetc
Human remains discovered
Many skeletons (100) tangled, crumpled, by fire
Who were the people who lived
AR 101: Archaeology An Introduction October 20, 2015
Guest Speaker Dr. Triggs
AR102 course follow up for the course in the Winter term
What is it?
What kinds of questions are asked?
Where is it done?
A sub discipline of Archaeology
Guest Speaker: Dr. Gallimore
Survey Archaeology Western Argolid Regional Project
30 square km, not digging but looking at the landscape
Broad perspective of a landscape
Explore a large number of sites
West of the city of Argo
AR 101: Archaeology An Introduction October 8, 2015
Archaeological resources are non-renewable
Emphasis on the recording
Flexibility in methodology is required
You never know what you will encounter until your there!
o Have an open mind
AR101 Thursday October 22nd
Tay Point Archaeology Towards a Sustainable and Indigenous Archaeology
Advocates the avoidance of site excavation
The study of existing collections, and reimagining archaeology in accordance with the wis
AR101 Tuesday November 10th
What is Bioarchaeology?
Subfields of osteology
Manner and cause of death
AR101 Thursday October 29th
How old is it?
Absolute methods: Dendrochronology, radiocarbon dating, thermoluminescence, optically stimulated
luminescence, electron spin resonance, potassium-argon, argon-argon
Absolute Dating dating gave archeology an incre
AR101 Tuesday November 19th
The Nature of Change in Society What Did They Eat?
Subsistence - source or means of acquiring minimal resources needed for survival (food, wateretc)
Diet - food consumed
Nutrition - nourishment or energy gained from foods consu
AR101 Tuesday November 3rd
Emerged in 1970s
Social diversity within nations a concern
Social inequality as it relates to gender, ethnicity, status, class, age
Shift from description to explanation of cultural change
Recognition of patte
AR101A Final Exam Review
What is archaeology?
What do archaeologists find and how do they find it?
How old is it?
What connections exist between the past and the world today?
Intended Learning Outcomes
o Discuss the history and personalities of archaeolog
AR101 Week 2
Major Events & Key Players in the History of Archaeology
Archaeology, as a field of study is dynamic; constantly developing
new ideas, methods and question
Archaeology as a science is only about 150 years old
o As a former discip
AR101 Week 3
Pompeii: A City Rediscovered
A striking recreation of life in Pompeii
How scientists were able to piece together the pictures/snapshot of
the town at the moment it was buried
o How was the site formed?
o What was recov
AR101 Thursday December 3rd
Case Study: The New York African Burial Ground
Late 17th & 18th century.
Free & enslaved Africans were buried in Lower Manhattan, outside the boundaries of the
settlement of New Amsterdam (New York City)
This case highlights th