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2018-2019 Catalog 
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ANT 229 Historical Archaeology

Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG 101  
3 credits

Not a field course, this study seeks to present, in a classroom setting, the methods used by researchers in investigating historic sites of the 18th and 19th centuries and to illustrate the kinds of questions which historical archaeology is uniquely qualified to answer. Topics include approaches to documentary research; building materials and architectural styles; field strategies; identifying archaeologically recovered materials such as ceramics, metal and glass; curating and the archaeological collection. The hands-on approach includes sessions with materials from a notable site in Fairfield County. Each student undertakes an independent research project focusing on a structure or site in his/her own community. Two field trips are planned. Not offered every year.