Academic Catalog

Archaeology (3240)

3240:100. Introduction to Archaeology. (3 Credits)

Introduction to the study of ancient cultures based on material remains. Course covers basic archaeological concepts and tools, types of data and interpretation.

3240:101. Case Study. (1 Credit)

A series of one-credit modules designed to introduce specific topics of archeological interest to the non-specialist.

3240:105. The Incas. (1 Credit)

Rise and fall of the Inca empire of South America. Topics include: politics, ideology, daily life and methods of recovering and interpreting archaeological data.

3240:106. The Maya. (1 Credit)

Rise and fall of the Maya civilization of Mesoamerica. Topics include: politics, ideology, daily life and methods of recovering and interpreting archaeological data.

3240:107. Archaeology of Pets. (1 Credit)

A look at pets from earliest times to the present and how the keeping of pets leads to the domestication of animals.

3240:108. World of Homer. (1 Credit)

Examination of Greek Bronze and Iron Age material culture and its possible relationship to the works of the poet Homer.

3240:109. The Assyrians. (1 Credit)

Examines archaeological and textual evidence for the emergence of the Assyrian Empire, its expansion and collapse. Topics include: Assyrian art and architecture, warfare, and literature.

3240:110. The Sumerians. (1 Credit)

Examines archaeological and textual evidence for the emergence and flourishing of Sumerian civilization. Topics include: Sumerian religion, art, architecture and literature.

3240:111. Archaeology of Slavery. (1 Credit)

An examination of slavery as an institution on a worldwide basis from earliest times to the 19th century through archaeology.

3240:112. The Aztecs. (1 Credit)

A discussion of the Aztec civilization, politics, ideology, and daily life will illustrate how archaeologists recover and interpret data on Aztec culture.

3240:113. Religion Before the Bible. (1 Credit)

Examination of archaeological evidence for the emergence of humanity's first religious practices from Paleolithic shamanism to early monotheistic traditions in the Near East and Europe.

3240:150. Time Before History. (3 Credits)

Survey of world prehistory from the first appearance of anatomically modern humans to the rise of state-level societies from an archaeological perspective. Web Components.

3240:300. Historical Archaeology. (3 Credits)

This course explores recent developments in historical archaeology and how material culture can be used to study race, class, gender, and ethnic identities.

3240:313. Archaeology of Greece. (3 Credits)

The ruins and monuments of Greece; history reconstructed by examination of the material remains. No foreign language necessary.

3240:314. Archaeology of Rome. (3 Credits)

The ruins and monuments of Rome; history reconstructed by examination of the material remains. No foreign language necessary.

3240:345. Egyptology. (3 Credits)

Introduction to ancient Egyptian civilization, with emphasis on sites and artifacts representative of socio-political and ideological transformations from the Prehistoric through Ptolemaic Periods.

3240:360. Ancient Near Eastern Archaeology. (3 Credits)

General survey of the archaeological material culture and written history of the ancient Near East. Covers principal human achievements from the Paleolithic to Alexander's conquest.

3240:400. Archaeological Theory. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 3240:100. Advanced seminar covering history of scientific archaeological exploration, major theoretical paradigms and current trends in archaeology. Required for Certificate in Field Archaeology.

3240:410. Archaeogeophysical Survey. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: [3240:100 or 3370:101 or 3350:310]. Advanced instruction in principles of subsurface geophysical survey techniques in archaeology. Emphasizes magnetic gradiometry and electrical resistivity techniques. Includes both laboratory and fieldwork.

3240:420. Archaeology of Ohio. (3 Credits)

Provides a detailed overview of Ohio's prehistoric cultures and the early historic period focusing on cultural evolution and environmental relationships.

3240:440. Archaeological Laboratory Methods. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 3240:100. Laboratory processing and study of lithic, ceramic, paleofaunal, paleobotanical, metallic, archaeological materials. Emphasis varies with instructor expertise. Involves instrumental or statistical analysis.

3240:450. Archaeological Field School. (1-6 Credits)

Prerequisite: 3240:100 or permission. A field-based course teaching based archaeological techniques, mapping, excavation of prehistoric and historic sites, survey and documentation. (May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits.)

3240:460. Seminar in Ancient Near East. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 3240:360 or 3400:307. Advanced undergraduate seminar on selected topics covering the archaeological remains and historical texts in translation of the ancient Near East.

3240:472. Special Topics: Archaeology. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 3230:150 or permission. Selected topics in archaeology. May include field school, independent or faculty-led research, laboratory training or advanced course work not regularly offered by department.

3240:499. Senior Honors Project in Archaeology. (1-6 Credits)

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Student-designed archaeology project directed by an Archaeology faculty member in conjunction with Honors College preceptors under the guidelines of the Honors College. (May be repeated for a maximum of six credits.)