This course will provide an introduction to field and laboratory archaeology. The course covers the full scope of the scientific methods used to locate, excavate, analyze and interpret the material evidence of vanished prehistoric cultures. Particular focus will be given to work, including an intensive 2-day excavation of a Native American site in southwestern Minnesota. The laboratory component will also include hands-on interaction with artifacts, interpreting and cataloging materials recently recovered by teams from Normandale.
Semesters: Fall, Spring
MnTC Goals: 5