Prof: David Smith
Email: [email protected]
Tuesdays: 4:10- 5pm
Wednesday : 4-5pm
T.A – Talena Stevenson
South Building - 2045
Assignment 1 – November 23 ! - 50%
Midterm Quiz – 15% - Tuesday October 23 , 30 mins in class, multiple choice
Based on lectures & textbook from Topic 1 to 6 and chapters 1-2, 4 to 7
Final Exam – 35%
Assignment – 50%
- detail instructions will be given upon TUTORIAL
- will be based on a critical evaluation of archaeological problem
- may have to collect arch. Data
- submit via turnitin.com
- late penalty is 1% per day
- physical paper copy is a requirement
Tentative Exam Format
- 15 multiple choice
- 5 of 8 short answers
The technique, method and theory of the discipline of archeology! Archeology is about what archeologists do based on theory, and practice that is
about getting as much information about the past as we can.
Intro to Archaeology, What is it?
Archeology is a set of theories, methods and techniques used by archeologists.
What is pre-history?
A body of historical knowledge using history in the broadest sense. BEFORE
WRITTEN RECORDS. WE don’t have access to written records about what we are
studying. It is the body of knowledge resulting from archeological study of material
remains of societies that existed before anything could be written and kept of
According to Ashmore & Sharer – Archeology is : the study of human past through
material remains. It’s aim is to order and describe the events of and from the past.
WHAT, WHERE, and WHEN things happened. More importantly it is to explain
THEIR – MEANING – the WHY!
Scientific archeology is evidence based so that we crea