University General Course Catalog 2022-2023 
    Jan 31, 2023  
University General Course Catalog 2022-2023
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ANTH 728 - Geoarchaeology

(3 units)
Application of earth sciences to archaeology, including geology, pedology, sedimentology, geomorphology, geophysical dating methods, paleoenvironmental reconstruction, and paleoecology.

Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing in Anthropology.

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Fall - Odd Years

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. identify and describe the processes leading to the formation of basic rock, sediment and soil types.
2. identify and describe landforms and their associated geomorphological processes.
3. determine how sediments, soils and geomorphic processes affect archaeological deposits.
4. explain how various geophysical dating methods and their associated calibration methods work as well as calibrate radiocarbon dates with industry-standard software.
5. describe basic methods of paleoenvironmental reconstruction.
6. develop models that help explain past human behaviors in geomorphological and paleoenvironmental context.

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