ANT 2043 Introduction to Archaeology

A problem-solving approach to classic and contemporary questions in archaeology. The nature of anthropological inquiry as reflected in the field is stressed. In this class students learn to understand the many aspects of archaeological research and its impact on modern culture. It is imperative to understand the historical background and development of the discipline of archaeology, its larger role in anthropology, and the techniques available to investigators. Additionally, methodological case studies will be assigned to highlight the application of certain methods and how these are utilized to answer archaeological questions.