2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jan 23, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

HIST 0253 - Introduction to Archeology

Credits: 3

Crosslisted: ANTH 0282  

A basic introduction to the history, methods, practices, and major theories that have shaped and continue to shape the field of archaeology.  The primary geographical focus is on the archaeology of the Ancient Mediterranean world (particularly but not limited to Egyptian, Biblical, Greek, Roman, and underwater archaeology) but the course also covers exemplary sites and discoveries throughout the world.  Topics such as the politics of archaeology, legal issues, preservation, antiquities theft, and forgeries/fraud are also addressed.  Upon completion, students should be knowledgeable in the basic methods and issues of archaeology applicable to most regions and time periods and be prepared to attend a field school/join an expedition.