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My class notes. These are just the raw, personal notes that I use for each lecture or discussion. They may not be completely intelligible if you don't already know the material. I make them available as study aids, but they are no substitute for studying the assigned readings and attending class. I will add additional items every week or so.
The current reading assignment, including items listed in the syllabus as "to be announced" and links to readings on the web. I leave the previous reading assignments here, too, so you can review them or catch up.
Full descriptions of the written assignments will be posted here as we get to them, including due dates and lists of choices for those assignments in which you pick papers or web sites from a list.
The syllabus, study guides, and other papers that I hand out in class are also available here from the Handouts List below.
Finally, there are links to other web pages about some of the topics and techniques featured in this class. Looking at these is completely optional, but they are highly recommended, fun, and can help with getting inspiration and information for assignments.
Go to the Class Notes List below. Click on the "View on screen" option for the lecture notes you want. You will see the notes on screen and can print them in a slightly clunky format.
Go to the Class Notes List below. Click on the "Word 6.0" option to download the class notes you want as a Microsoft Word 6.0 file. This method allows you to print the notes in a more compact format, and to take advantage of the outlining features of Microsoft Word. However, it requires more steps and more computer knowledge on your part.
Unless you have a recent browser that can display Word 6.0 files directly on the screen, you will probably get a message giving you two choices: get additional "plug-in" software to handle this format, or save the file on disk without viewing it. Click on the option to save the file. Note the full directory path and filename, so you can find the file later. After the file is downloaded to your computer, start Microsoft Word or any other current word processor, and use that to open, view, and print the downloaded file. Some word processors, like WordPerfect, may add numbered headings or blank lines; you may want to adjust the format before printing.
The Word 6.0 versions of the class notes are outlines. You may want to put Word in "outline" view and "collapse" the levels of the outlines to help you see the overall organization of the material. Then "expand" the levels step by step to see the details under each heading. To print the outlines correctly, switch to "Normal" or "Page Layout" view before printing.
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First, the lectures are illustrated with many images of sites and artifacts; pictures make things seem more real. Second, hearing me explain things might be easier than reading them, especially in the telegraphic format of the lecture notes. Third, numerous studies show that you remember things better if you get the information in various different ways, like reading, hearing, and seeing. Fourth, you can ask questions, and listen as others ask questions that you might not have thought of. Finally, I fill in details, explain arguments, and highlight the important points, which should make it easier to see the big picture rather than getting lost in the details.
Click on the Class Notes that you want to download. If you have been here before, press your browser's "reload" button to see the latest additions. You may need to scroll down.
This list will grow over the semester. It is based on the syllabus, but includes updates, changes, links, and details on the "to be announced" items. Most reading assignments are in the textbook (Thomas) or "Death by Theory" (Praetzellis). If you have been here before, press your browser's "reload" button to see the latest additions. You may need to scroll down.
Sept 3: Thomas Ch. 1, pp. 1-28
Sept 5: Thomas Ch. 2, pp. 29-47
Sept 10: Thomas Ch. 2, pp. 47-58
Sept 17: We will discuss the Sept. 12 readings on radiocarbon; read ahead if you like...
Sept 19: Thomas Ch. 3, pp. 77-85; Ch. 4, pp. 109-114
Sept 24: We will discuss the Sept. 19 readings; have a look at the posted Class 6 notes for more info.
Sept 26: Thomas Ch. 4, pp. 87-102
Oct 1: Thomas Ch. 4, pp. 102-109, 114-120
Oct 3: We will actually get to the Oct. 1 readings!
Change from the syllabus: We will discuss "Death by Theory" in a single session later in the semester.
Oct 8: Thomas Ch. 5, pp. 121-134
Oct 10: Thomas Ch. 5, pp. 134-147
Oct 15: We will actually get to the Oct. 10 readings!
Oct 17: No new readings; midterm today
Oct 22: Thomas Ch. 5, pp. 148-156
Oct 24: Thomas Ch. 6, pp. 157-175
Oct 29: We will actually get to the Oct. 24 readings.
Oct 31: We will really, really actually get to the Oct. 24 readings.
Nov 7: Thomas Ch. 7, pp. 198-215 and Ch. 8, pp. 216-229
Nov 12: Readings for Nov 7 class that was cancelled to to power failure
Nov 14: Thomas Ch. 8, pp. 216-229 (again) and pp. 230-241
Nov 19: Thomas Ch. 9, pp. 243-259
Nov 21: We will catch up through the Nov. 19 readings
Nov 26: Thomas Ch. 9, pp. 259-270
Dec 3: Thomas Ch. 11, pp. 300-327
Dec 5: Thomas Ch. 12, pp. 328-346 (Guest session on CRM by Adrian Praetzellis)
Dec 12: Catch-up, disscussion, evaluation
Details of the written assignments will be posted here as we get to them. If you have been here before, press your browser's "reload" button to see the latest additions.
In class, Thursday, Oct. 17: Midterm exam.
Due Thursday, Nov. 7 in class or Friday, Nov. 8 by email: The author, year, article title, and journal title of the paper you plan to review.
See the Handouts list below for an example of a real NSF grant proposal
Click on the Handout that you want. If you have been here before, press your browser's "reload" button to see the latest additions.
Interesting, illustrated, easy, optional... check these out. If you have been here before, press your browser's "reload" button to see the latest additions.
ArchNet: An index of quality archaeological web sites. Highly recommended. Be sure to check the "new and uncategorized" section for lots of recent additions
Anthropology in the News: Links to the latest finds, discoveries, and controversies in archaeology, biological anthro, cultural anthro, and linguistics. Updated frequently. Great for browsing, finding inspiration for papers, or getting the real story behind a garbled TV soundbite.
Introduction to Archaeology by Bruce Owen
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Revised: 19 January 2003