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    Erie Community College
  Feb 17, 2018
Spring 2018 Catalog

AN 103 - Introduction to Archaeology

Credit Hours: 3

This course is designed to introduce students to the field of archaeology. Topics may include, but are not limited to, historical development of the sub-discipline, dating and excavation techniques, reconstruction of the life ways of ancient cultures using material remains, developing archaeological theories, human origins, cultural evolution and the development of civilizations in the Old and New Worlds.

Fulfills SUNY General Education -- Social Sciences.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • discuss historical development of Archaeology as a discipline and foundation for current theory;
  • identify basic methods of excavation, cultural reconstruction, and preservation;
  • describe how our knowledge of human history is modified by better understanding of material culture and physical evidence of past events; and
  • demonstrate a knowledge of how reconstruction of past lifeways clarifies our understanding of the influences of culture on human behaviors.

F/S (C, N, S)