Intro to Archaeology
Introduction to Archaeology will be held at the shore this summer in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ.
This hybrid course, which has both online and in-class components, will provide students with an introduction to archaeological techniques, concepts, and principles.
Archaeology is an exciting and fascinating approach to the study of human behavior. The artifacts we leave behind offer important clues that help us learn more about the human race. Students majoring in history, anthropology, psychology, political science, sociology, criminal justice, and many other fields will benefit from this course's emphasis on using material culture and evidence to draw conclusions.
Students will have an opportunity to work with real artifacts, read historic documents, participate in artifact-making activities, and attend class trips. In addition, students will be introduced to several specialties within the field of archaeology. Some of these include artifact conservation procedures, experimental archaeology, floral and faunal analysis, bioarchaeology, and historical archaeology.
Instructor, Keri Sansevere, has been working in the field of archaeology for 10 years. She has a broad range of experience working in museum settings, cultural resource management, and academia. Her research interests include historical archaeology, experimental archaeology, and heritage management. Her current research on a special kind of pottery called colonoware seeks to better understand race, inequality, and historically disenfranchised groups in the American Northeast. Outside of archaeology, Prof. Sansevere is an avid music fan, environmentalist, and activist. Read more about Sansevere.
This course fulfills the HST core curriculum requirement. It meets in person on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11-1:30 and online, 6/25-8/3.
Sansevere will also be teaching a section of this course on the New Brunswick campus.