LABORATORY METHODS IN ARCHEOLOGY
Robin L. Smith email@example.com
Office: HSS 210B; phone: 838-8357
Hours : MTW 1300-1400, R 1300-1500
|Note: If you have a disability that might require assistance or accomodations for any aspect of this course, please feel free to come and discuss this with me. You may also contact the Office of Disability Services, at 838-8250 V/TTY, for information about accessibility and accomodations.|
People seem to lose all respect for the past; events succeed each other with such velocity that the most remarkable one of a few years gone by, is no more remembered than if centuries had closed over it. Marguerite Blessington 1836
Readings are reviewed at the beginning of each meeting. No more than one hour per week of reading/preparation outside of class is required. The primary basis for evaluation is the quality of work conducted during lab sessions: attention to instruction, care and consistency in recording data, and conscientious maintenance of the collection and lab. Collaborative, mutually supportive work is essential.
Each participant takes a turn keeping our lab log. Dated entries describe individual activities during each session, including periodic evaluations of progress, accomplishments, and areas needing attention.
Major goals for the team are defined during the first meeting; responsibilities are assigned according to abilities and interests. Only the most dire of emergencies should keep team members from attending each and every session ready to focus complete attention for the duration of the class.
My expectations are: perfect attendance; thoughtful preparation to discuss readings; efficient use of lab time; careful, conscientious handling of artifacts & records; patience and cooperation; contribution to a positive atmosphere in lab.
Grades are assigned according to the following scale: A = Excellent, B = Above average, C = Average. Only Excellent work is acceptable in this course.
||Data Collection & Management||Chapters 1-3||Ryan, Rachel, Christy|
||Stone Tools||Chapters 4,5||Laura, Mary|
||Faunal Remains||Chapter 10||Ryan|
||Floral Remains||Chapter 11||Rachel|
||Aboriginal Ceramics||Chapter 6||Christy|
||Archaeological Illustration||Chapters 14||Laura|
||Perishable Materials||Chapters 7,8||Mary, Ryan
||Human Remains||Chapter 12||Christy|
||Assemble Draft Report|