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Introduction to Archaeology

by: Samson Kemmer

Introduction to Archaeology ANP 203

Samson Kemmer
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Kenneth Lewis

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Date Created: 09/19/15
ANP 203 092011 BASIC CONCEPTS OF HUMAN BEHAVIOR Archaeology isn t about artifacts but about making links between the artifacts and the behavior that brought those artifacts to be Past behavior is the focus of arch Organization of behaviors will give the frameworkunderstanding the role of artifacts Act single event Activities group Activity Area Space What things are used together in a particular activity We can recognize activities and their organization Ifwe know what people do with artifacts and we know how activities are arranged in space we can perceive behavior Nature and locaton ofactivities makes it easier to analyze archaeologically activities don t occur randomly They occur in a social context Even if we think a society is very different they still need to live somewhere and they live in a location according to the processes they need to carry out to survive Social conteXt Social Unit gt Activities Behavioral components can be organized at different levels Levels ofbehavioral components 1 Household Basic permanent group ofpeople who live and share things together Social Group ie Family ANP 203 SECTION 01 KENNETH E LEWIS INTRODUCTION TO ARCHAEOLOGY OFFICE E34 McDonel Hall FALL 2011 HOURS T 200400 or by appt PHONE 3536732 1ewiskmsuedu KRISTIN J SEWELL Teaching Assistant OFFICE 306 Baker Hall HOURS W 1200300 or by appt CONTACT 517 8041230 sewelllcr msuedu Required Text Feder Kenneth L Linking to the Past A Brief 39 to 2 01 ed Oxford University Press 2008 Grades Your grade in this class will be based on three exams given at the times indicated below Each of the exams will count 33 of the nal grade The exams will be given only at the scheduled times The nal exam will emphasize the last third of the course but will be cumulative Note The nal exam will be given Tuesday Dec 13 8001000 pm in the classroom Class Schedule This is a tentative schedule and may be modi ed on advance notice w LECTURE TOPICS READINGS 91 Introduction 96 De nition of the Field Chapter 1 98 History of Archaeology Chapter 2 9 1 325 Development of Modern Archaeology in Chapter 3 America 92022 Basic Concepts of Human Behavior 92729 Behavior and Artifacts Chapter 4 104 FIRST EXAM 10 61113 Cultural Formation Processes Chapter 5 101820 Archaeological RecoveryI Research Design Chapter 6 and Survey 1025 Archaeological Recovery II Overview Chapter 7 1271113 Archaeological Recovery II Intensive Excavation 118 SECOND EXAM 11101517 Archaeological Analysis I Chapter 10 Classi cation 112224 Archaeological Analysis II Dating Chapter 8 1216 Archaeological Analysis III Spatial Analysis Chapter 9 128 Archaeological Inference Economy and Chapters Hand 12 Soc1ety


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