Archaeological Excavation

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Archaeological Excavation

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Vanderbilt University

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ANTH 3866

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Course Description

Excavation techniques and field recording methods through participation in an archaeological dig. Excavation unit layout, digging techniques, feature and artifact identification. Mapping and field instrumentation. Data registry, statistical analysis, artifact curation, and conservation. Stratigraphy, relative and absolute dating, sampling strategies and techniques, data management. Research design and archaeological ethics.

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