Archaeology

ARCH 112.3 — 1/2(3L)
The Human Journey Introduction to Archaeology and Biological Anthropology

This course introduces students to the basic principles of archaeology and biological anthropology by examining human evolutionary and cultural development. The course follows the journey of humanity from our earliest bipedal ancestors, through the emergence of anatomically modern humans, to the eventual advent of agriculture and development of complex urban states.

Formerly: ANTH 112.
Note: Students with previous credit for ANTH 110 or 112 may not take this course for credit.


ARCH 116.3 — 1/2(3L)
Introduction to Near Eastern and Classical Archaeology

Introduction to the archaeology of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Israel and surrounding regions, Greece and Rome. The course examines how archaeologists use material remains to reconstruct ancient societies, focusing on the archaeological characteristics and cultural dynamics of major periods, and the relationship between human communities and the environment.


ARCH 244.3 — 1/2(3L)
Archaeology and Cultural Development Ancient Israel and Syria Late Bronze Age to Hellenistic Period

Examines the archaeological reconstruction of cultural development in the regions of ancient Israel and Syria from the Late Bronze Age to the Hellenistic Period, focusing on methodological issues, major sites, and the defining characteristics of the cultures themselves.

Formerly: CLAS 244
Prerequisite(s): ARCH 112 OR 116.
Note: Students with credit for CLAS 237 or 244 may not take this course for credit.


ARCH 252.3 — 1/2(3L-1P)
Near Eastern Archaeological Field Work

Introduces students to the excavation and laboratory methods used in Near Eastern archaeology. Beginning with research design, the course leads students through the techniques of excavation in the field to the analysis of artifacts and data in the lab.

Prerequisite(s): 12 credit units in Archaeology or 30 credit units at the university.


ARCH 257.3 — 1/2(3L)
Archaeology of Ancient Egypt

A study of the archaeological evidence for the reconstruction of ancient Egyptian culture from the Neolithic through to the Roman periods, focusing on the particular characteristics of archaeology in Egypt, major cultural periods, and significant sites.

Formerly: ANTH 257.
Prerequisite(s): ARCH 112 or 116.


ARCH 258.3 — 1/2(3L)
Archaeology of Ancient Mesopotamia

A study of the archaeological evidence for the development of the cultures of ancient Mesopotamia from the Neolithic through to the Persian periods, focusing on the particular characteristics of Mesopotamian archaeology, major cultural periods, significant sites, and the relation of urban centres to the surrounding regions.

Formerly: ANTH 258.
Prerequisite(s): ARCH 112 or 116.


ARCH 356.3 — 1/2(2L-1S)
Development of Complex Cultures in Eastern Mediterranean and Near Eastern Regions

A study of the development of complex cultures in the eastern Mediterranean and Near Eastern regions from the hunting and gathering societies of the Upper Palaeolithic period to the establishment of complex urban cultures during the Early Bronze Age, with an emphasis on the geographical areas of ancient Syria and Israel.

Formerly: ANTH 356
Prerequisite(s): One of ARCH 243, 244, 250 or 251.


ARCH 385.3 — 1/2(3L-1P)
Computer Applications in Archaeology

Explores the interaction between archaeological theory, excavation methods, and modes of analysis, and various computer applications, such as databases, computer assisted mapping and drawing programs, and geographic information systems utilized in archaeological research.

Prerequisite(s): ARCH 250, 251 and an additional 6 credit units of archaeology at the 200/300 level or permission of the department.


ARCH 452.3 — 1/2(3L)
Selected Topics in Archaeology

Formerly: ANTH 452.
Prerequisite(s): ARCH 251 and 3 credit units in senior archaeology.


ARCH 465.3 — 1/2(3L)
Spatial Analysis of Archaeological Data

Spatial analysis examines the distribution of artifacts, ecofacts and features in the archaeological record and assesses the extent to which the distribution reflects past human activity, social structures, etc. Familiarizes students with theories of spatial analysis and provides practical experience in applying these theories to archaeological data.

Formerly: ANTH 465.
Prerequisite(s): A 300-level course in archaeology or ARCH 243 or 244.

Prerequisite(s): ARCH 251 and 3 credit units in senior archaeology.