Course Detail
Units:
3.0
Course Components:
Field Work
Enrollment Information
Enrollment Requirement:
Prerequisite: GEOG 3200 OR Instructor Consent.
Description
Meets with ANTH 5712. This course will be conducted in conjunction with the University of Utah's summer program in archaeological field methods (ANTH 5712), held at Range Creek Canyon. This ten-day field course is designed to teach methods used by paleo-researchers for reconstructing past environments on a local to regional scale. Students will receive training in a variety of field techniques including survey, mapping, site description, and soil identification. Paleoenvironmental methods currently being applied in Range Creek include packrat midden analysis, bog and sediment coring, and alluvial stratigraphy, and students will participate in actual data collection contributing to the current project.