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Prerequisites: GEOG 3200 OR Instructor Consent.
Meets with GEOG 5202. Graduate students should enroll in GEOG 6202 and will be held to higher standards and/or more work. How can we accurately reconstruct the behavior of ancient people in their cultural contexts? How can we understand our ancestors and their environments? Geoarchaeology is an interdisciplinary science that involves various scientific approaches to assess traces of human behavior that have become embedded at sites within the physical environment. Topics covered include: landscape archaeology, chronological determinations, geological techniques to reconstruct past environments, and geomorphic preservation. Class readings, lectures, exercises, and field trips focus on the physical, biological, geomorphic, temporal, and human components of archaeological site formation and assessment.