126M: Geoarcaeology

Instructor: Lisa Maher

Term: Fall 2017

Time: Tu 12:00pm – 2:59pm

Humans have always been affected by changes in their landscape and, in turn, had an influence on their physical surroundings. The contexts that archaeological material and features are found within yield invaluable clues as to how sites form, what types of activities people performed in them, and what kinds of natural and cultural processes altered the archaeological record from deposition to excavation. This course introduces the methods of studying archaeological remains from an environmental context in order to reconstruct the relationships between people and the environment, drawing on case studies from different areas of the world.

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