ARKEO 3042

ARKEO 3042

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

This course will prepare students to identify, analyze, and interpret plant remains gathered from archaeological sites. We will build a conceptual framework to explain how human behavior relates to plant patterning, drawing on case studies from around the world. Through hands-on laboratory activities, we will study aspects of plant anatomy and explore methods for the sampling and identification of plant remains, including charred seeds and wood, phytoliths, starch grains, and pollen. We will analyze paleoethnobotanical datasets using database and statistical programs to present evidence in varying formats. Final projects will involve the first-hand study of plant remains sampled from archaeological sites.

When Offered Spring.

Distribution Category (PBSS-AS, BIO-AS)

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ANTHR 3042ANTHR 6042ARKEO 6042

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 19368 ARKEO 3042   SEM 101

    • T Online Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Dedrick, M

    • R Mann Library 405
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Dedrick, M

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid-Online and In Person
    This is a Split Hybrid class. All students meet ONLINE on Tuesdays and IN PERSON on Thursdays.
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.