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ARH Archaeolgy Program


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Introduction

The Archaeology Program focuses on the study of past human societies primarily through their material remains, or "material culture." Archaeologists explore the nature of and changes in past cultures around the world through survey, excavation and analyses of stone tools, pottery, bones, plant remains, architecture and other cultural residues. Some of the major research foci of archaeologists are the nature of hunter-gatherer technology and economy in the Pleistocene, the origins of agriculture, pastoralism, urbanism and politically complex states, the workings of ancient exchange systems, and the development of class-based and gender-based political and economic inequalities in complex societies. Working archaeologists often specialize geographically, chronologically or thematically. Classical archaeologists, for example, specialize in the cultures of the ancient Greco-Roman world, while palaeoethnobotanists explore ways that botanical residues of ancient and prehistoric cultures can inform us about their economies and social systems. The specialist programs allow students to explore archaeology in a multidisciplinary setting.

Students in either specialist program should consult the program coordinator or faculty members in their intended areas of specialization for advice on the selection of courses. Those intending to go on to graduate studies should pay particular attention to language requirements at the graduate level.

The Archaeology Specialist (B.A.) is designed for students in the Social Sciences or Humanities, who may be interested in such fields as prehistoric, Aegean, Classical, historical and Near and Middle Eastern archaeology. See details below. Students interested in pursuing graduate studies should combine it with study of the ancient and modern languages relevant to their primary area of interest.

The Prehistoric Archaeology Major (B.A.) is designed for students whose interests are in prehistoric archaeology, and who want to combine it with a Major in a field not traditionally associated with archaeology. See details below.

The Archaeological Science Specialist (B.Sc.) allows students with science backgrounds to obtain training in areas of study related to archaeometry, geoarchaeology, osteoarchaeology, paleoethnobotany, and other archaeological sciences. See details below.

The Archaeological Science Major (B.Sc.) allows students doing a Major in the mathematical or life sciences to combine that Major with training in archaeological sciences. See details below.

Students are encouraged to seek counselling and information about this program from the Undergraduate Secretary, Mrs. C. Farquhar, Anthropology (978-6414).

ARCHAEOLOGY PROGRAMS


1. Enrolment in the Archaeology programs is open to students who have completed four full course equivalents.
2. Only ONE Archaeology Program may be selected.

ARCHAEOLOGY SPECIALIST (Hon.B.A.)

Specialist Program: S01551 (12 full courses or equivalent, including at least one 400+series course)
First Year:
1. ANT 100Y; JGF 150Y
2. One of CLA 160Y/HIS 101Y/109Y/NMC 170Y
Second Year:
1. ANT 200Y
2. GGR 270Y (ECO 220Y or two of STA 220H, 221H, 250H, 255H, 257H may be substituted for GGR 270Y)
3. One full course equivalent from ANT 203Y/204Y; CLA 230H, 231H; FAH 202Y, 203H, 204H; NMC 260Y, 380H; SMC 260H
Third and Fourth Years:
1. ARH 305H
2. One full course equivalent from Group A
3. 2.5 courses from Groups B-Z
4. Field and Lab Requirement: ANT 311Y (or equivalent field experience) and ARH 312Y/any two of ANT 312H/413H/JPA 305H/310H

PREHISTORIC ARCHAEOLOGY MAJOR (B.A.)

Major Program: M01801 (7 full courses or equivalent, including at least two 300+series courses)
First Year: ANT 100Y
Second Year:
1. ANT 200Y
2. GGR 270Y (ECO 220Y or two of STA 220H, 221H, 250H, 255H, 257H may be substituted for GGR 270Y)
Third and Fourth Years:
1. ARH 305H
2. One course from: ANT 332Y, 334Y, 337Y, 340H, 343Y, 346H, 348Y, 364Y, 365Y, 428H, 429Y, 433H, 434H, 435H, 440H, 447H, 450H, 453H, 461Y
3. 1.5 courses from: ANT 363Y, 408H, 411H, 415Y, 417H, 420H, JPA 400Y, NMC 360H
4. Field and Lab Requirement: ANT 311Y (or equivalent field experience)/ARH 312Y/any two of ANT 312H/413H/JPA 305H/310H

ARCHAEOLOGICAL SCIENCE (B.Sc.)

Specialist Program: S02101 (14 full courses or equivalent, including at least one 400+series course)
First Year:
1. GGR 100Y/GLG (100H, 110H)/JGF 150Y
2. ANT 100Y; MAT 135Y/137Y/157Y
3. One of: BIO 150Y/CHM (132H, 133H)/CHM 137Y/PHY 110Y
Second Year:
1. ANT 200Y; ENV 236Y
2. One full course equivalent from: BOT 202Y, 251Y; CHM 217H; GGR 201H, 205H, 270Y, 272H, 273H; GLG 206H, 216H, 217H; ZOO 214Y, 252Y, 263Y
Third and Fourth Years:
1. ARH 305H
2. One course from Group A
3. One course from Group C, E, H, I, K, M, N, O, P, S
4. 2.5 courses from Groups B, G, R, Z
5. Field and Lab Requirement: ANT 311Y (or equivalent field experience) and ARH 312Y/any two of ANT 312H/413H/JPA 305H/310H

Major Program: M02101 (7 full courses or equivalent, including at least two 300+series courses)
First Year:
1. ANT 100Y
2. At least one of: JGF 150Y; MAT 135Y/137Y/157Y; BIO 100Y/150Y; CHM 137Y; PHY 110Y/138Y
Second Year: ANT 200Y
Third and Fourth Years:
1. ARH 305H
2. One 300+series course from Group A, C, E, H, I, K, M, N, O, P, S
3. 1.5 courses from Group B, G, R, Z
4. Field and Lab Requirement: ANT 311Y or ARH 312Y/any two of ANT 312H/413H/JPA 305H/310H -

Group A (Theory): ANT 406H, 409H, 411H, 417H, 420H; HIS 425H

Group B (Paleoethnobotany): BOT 300H, 307H, 310H, 341H, 434H; GGR 302H, 305H, 310H, 331H, 390H; HIS 318Y

Group C (Classical and Aegean Archaeology): CLA 230H, 231H, 331H, 334H, 345H, 351H, 352H, 378H; FAH 202Y, 203H, 204H, 209H, 300H, 302H, 305H, 419H, 422H, 423H, 424H, 425H; HIS 320Y, 436Y; NMC 470Y

Group E (Egyptian Archaeology): JAL 328H; NMC 362H, 371Y, 382H, 461Y

Group G (Geoarchaeology): ANT 409H; ENV 335H; GGR 302H, 307H, 337H, 373H, 390H, 401H, 413H; GLG 340H, 360H, 365H

Group H (Historical Archaeology): GGR 336H, 366H, 392H, 446H; HIS 362Y, 365H, 371H, 384Y, 410Y

Group I (Islamic Archaeology): NMC 365Y, 366Y, 373H, 374Y, 375Y, 376H, 390Y, 391Y

Group K (European and Celtic Archaeology): ANT 414H; HIS 320Y, 322Y, 325Y; SMC 260H, 344Y, 345Y

Group M (Mesopotamian Archaeology): JAL 328H, NMC 363H, 372Y, 461Y

Group N (North American Prehistory): ANT 309H, 315H, 317H, 365Y; HIS 410Y

Group O (Old World Prehistory): ANT 408H, 414H, 419H; GGR 310H; NMC 360H

Group P (Archaeology of Syria-Palestine): NMC 361Y, 370Y, 461Y

Group R (Archaeometry): CHM 314Y, 414H, 416H, 428Y, 439Y; ENV 335H; GGR 337H; JPA 400Y

Group S (Archaeology of South and Central America): HIS 456Y

Group Z (Osteoarchaeology and Zooarchaeology): ANT 332Y, 334Y, 415Y, 428H, 429Y, 434H, 435H;

ZOO 324Y, 366H, 367H

ARCHAEOLOGY COURSES

(see Section 4 for Key to Course Descriptions)

ARH305H
Archaeological Interpretation 26L, 13P

Transforming archaeological results into statements about people and their life ways. Covers basic archaeological theory, including research design, sampling, stratigraphy, seriation, formation and testing or evaluation of hypotheses, regional analyses. Introduces some of the major schools of archaeological theory, including New Archaeology and Post-Processual Archaeology.
Exclusion: ANT416H
Prerequisite: ANT200Y

This is a Social Science course

ARH312Y
Archaeological Laboratory 78P

Techniques for making archaeological data meaningful after excavation or survey. Archaeological measurements, compilation of data, database design, archaeological systematics, and sampling theory in the context of lithics, pottery, floral, faunal and other archaeological remains.
Exclusion: ANT312H, 413H
Prerequisite: ANT200Y, any statistics course (e.g. GGR270Y)

This is a Social Science course


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