Provides an introduction to basic field techniques used in surveying archaeological and architectural sites. Emphasizes hands-on experience in both classroom and field work. Includes methods to identify and record archaeological sites and standing structures, to nominate sites to the National Register of Historic Places, to address relevant preservation laws, to preserve, mark, and catalogue artiffacts in the laboratory. Lecture 3 hours per week.
GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE
This course will provide an introduction to basic field techniques used in surveying archaeological and architectural sites. Hands-on experience will be emphasized in both classroom and field work. Also students will be introduced to the procedures in processing, identifying, analyzing, and conserving artifacts.
ENTRY LEVEL COMPETENCIES
General college entrance competencies.
Upon completion, the student should be able to:
B. know the historic preservation laws and how they are applied in the planning process,
C. participate in conducting Phase I, II, III archaeological surveys,
D. complete archaeological survey forms and use basic field equipment,
E. recognize architectural styles and architectural details,
F. conduct archival research, and
G. complete local and national architectural survey forms, including national Register of Historic Places Preliminary Registration Forms.