3.985 Archaeological Science
Pressing issues in archaeology as an anthropological science. Stresses the natural science and engineering methods archaeologists use to address these issues. Reconstructing time, space, and human ecologies provides one focus; materials technologies that transform natural materials to material culture provide another. Topics include 14C dating, ice core and palynological analysis, GIS and other remote sensing techniques for site location, soil micromorphology and site formation, sourcing of metal artifacts, and microstructural and mechanical analyses of cementitious materials used in ancient monumental buildings.
3.985 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by H. N. Lechtman.
Lecture occurs 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM on Mondays in 4-370.
This class counts for a total of 9 credits. This class counts as a HASS S.
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