AN 375 Archaeology Lab Methods 4 cr.  (1-0-6)

This course will emphasize a hands-on approach to learning archaeology lab methods, including for example artifact processing, artifact stabilization, cataloguing, artifact research and analysis, electrolytic cleaning, ceramic refitting, metals analysis, computer graphics, flotation processing of soil samples, and curation practices, among others. Student research will include in-depth artifact research and analysis, interpretation, report preparation, writing skills, and formal presentations. Students will use artifacts and data from a variety of archaeological sites in the Great Lakes region and Midwest, including those excavated during NMU’s summer archaeology field schools (AN 355 summer course).