|1. Description - |
|Introduction to field survey in archaeology. Emphasis on site identification, survey techniques and recording skills. All work is conducted at field sites.|
|Corequisite: Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in ANTH 8.|
|Advisory: Not open to students with credit in ANTH 11B.|
|2. Course Objectives - |
|The student will be able to: |
- use and apply basic terminology of archaeology.
- research a parcel of land to locate all previously recorded archaeological sites, research reports
- utilize historic map archives to research peripheral resources to a parcel.
- explain the importance to archaeological survey of lithic scatters, permanent campgrounds and, ideological sites.
- analyze the environment and recognize archaeological resources of the Bay Area and Central Coast of California.
- read, evaluate critically, map on USGS index and inventory California archaeological site records.
- relate to State archaeological inventory centers and the State Historic Preservation Office Record Center.
|3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment - |
- Marshalltown Trowel and inexpensive compass.
- Instructor provided materials.
|4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) - |
- Basic units of archaeology survey concept and terms
- Archaeological sites
- Theory of archaeological survey
- History of the development of archaeological surveys
- Variety of archaeological surveys including predictive surveys
- Relationship of archaeological archive and public planning in California and the U.S.
- Practice of archaeological survey
- Forms and procedures for recording archaeological survey
- The use of U.S.G.S. for data indexing in archaeology
- The automation for computerization of archaeological data
- Use of hand held compass, map, and transit
- Field techniques of observation and recording
- Archaeological Resources
- The archaeological Regional Information Centers and their activity
- The state Office of Historic Preservation data center
- The GIS data systems of the National Park Services
- Data information systems used elsewhere in the world
|5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.|
|6. Methods of Evaluation - |
- Completion of fieldwork.
- Daily field records.
- Oral reports.
|7. Representative Text(s) - |
|Banning, E.B., Archaeological Survey (Manuals in Archaeological Method, Theory and Technique). First Edition. New York: Springer, 2002. |
McMillon, Bill, Archaeology Handbook: A Field Manual and Resource Guide, Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 1991.
King, T. F., Archaeological Survey, National Parks Service Manual (current edition).
|8. Disciplines - |
|9. Method of Instruction - |
|Lecture, Discussion, Field work, Oral presentations, Demonstration, Field trips. |
|10. Lab Content - |
|Required field survey practical exercises using compass, GPS and total station, among other techniques, to include ground-penetrating radar. |
|11. Honors Description - No longer used. Integrated into main description section.|
|12. Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments - |
|Requirement to learn methods on an real archaeological site. Examinations of methods carried out on site. |
|13. Need/Justification - |
|This course is a restricted support course for the AA degree in Anthropology. The course is also approved as a transferable CSU elective. |