ANTH 984A - Geoarchaeology: Sourcing the Past
Semester Offered: Second Semester
Credits: 4 credits
Attribute: 4SS, CD
Geoarcheology is the application of earth-science techniques to archaeological interpretation. Geologists and archaeologists often work hand-in-hand to better understand a region?s geological and climatic histories, and their relationships to past human activities. This interdisciplinary course, based on case studies of artifacts housed in London museums, along with site visits, will provide fodder for both archaeological and geological analysis. Topics will include stratigraphy, coastal processes, and Stone Age technologies; geochemical provenancing and geospatial studies; and the geological environments that influence the preservation of archaeological sites. Prerequisite: Taught in London.
Enrollment Limit: 25
Instructor: A. Margaris, F. Page
Consent of the Instructor Required: Yes
Prerequisites & Notes: Prior application and acceptance to the Oberlin-in-London Program required.
Cross List Information: GEOL 984A
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