AN 430 Historical Archaeology 4 cr.  (2-0-4)

This course will cover the topic of historical archaeology with an emphasis on sites from the Great Lakes region, including local historic sites. Each week the class will meet for a short lecture, and for a longer in-the-field project, excavation, and/or research time. Students will gain hands-on in-the-field archaeological survey, mapping, and excavation experience. Students will gain an understanding of the complexity of historical archaeology, including everything from obtaining landowner permission to surveying and mapping, from excavation to laboratory analysis, and from research to interpretation. Students will write up and present their findings, explore related careers, and learn the latest technology in use by historical archaeologists, and learn how historical archaeology adds a new dimension to the history of the Great Lakes region.