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undergraduate learning environment, the problem-based

approach of archaeological projects furthermore instantly
leads to the need for STEM-based knowledge and skills,
which are more readily consolidated as they feed into an
intellectual framework. The instant practical application
of mathematics during surveying, of geology during
ceramic analysis or geophysical research, of analytical
chemistry during organic residue analysis, and of biology

T

during
he

field

of

archaeology—the

study

and

interpretation of the material remains of the human

paleo-ethnobotanical

or

zoo-archaeological

studies offers a point of departure for instructors, as well
as motivation to students.

past—is rapidly developing, partly due to the on-going
introduction of new hardware, software and information

The fact that too few UCLA students can remember the

dissemination

creates

difference between a molecule and an ion, or how to

important new scholarly insights and at the same time

project a line on the abscissa using a cosine, illustrates

provides an opportunity for integrated instruction in

the great need for STEM instruction at the most basic

STEM

and

level. The appeal of archaeology can be used to

multi-

introduce STEM subjects to undergraduate students,

disciplinary field, archaeology—the most scientific

including those not directly pursuing a career in

branch of the humanities and the most humanistic of the

anthropology or archaeology, and at the same time show

sciences—combines its own research methods and

the relevance of such skills. This class aims to use

technologies with elements from geology, history,

current archaeological research as a paradigm in STEM

ethnography, geography, material science, statistics,

education during ten weeks of lectures, discussion and

biology, biochemistry, medicine, and others. In an

assignments.

technologies.

(science,

mathematics)

skills.

This

technology,
As

a

process

engineering
quintessential

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assignments and quizzes allocated for each Students taking this class are expected to obtain a copy week. Coming to class— three scientific publications (see the table below). grade. with weekly discussion Teaching Assistants. Chile. which will be used as textbook. Each week students are expected to assignment. by Colin Renfrew and Paul Bahn (London. complemented by questions about the readings. next to the materials needed for the weekly without much additional investments in time or effort. He has extensive twice for a lecture by the instructor. quizzes and readings—except expected to have completed the readings before these are the textbook—will be available to all students through discussed in the associated discussion session. Iceland. Peru. UCLA’s CCLE web-site. Students are obviously as well as the assignments. Panama. students meet in small groups Armenia. Syria. as a PhD in Archaeology and is affiliated with both the complimented sessions. Subject of the discussions will be the readings. Cotsen Institute of Archaeology and the Department of assignments and quizzes. All material shown in class. Each week the class convenes Near Eastern Languages and Cultures. Thames and Hudson. subject of the discussion sessions. attendance and participation are part of the final edition). These discussion sessions are integral to the of Archaeology: Theories. Tunisia and Yemen. as well as a dozen on-line multiple-choice read a chapter from the text book. for a discussion sessions by one of the graduate student Sudan. The reading and assignments are the such as rote memorization. assignments. The sixth and fifth edition may also be used Each week all students have to complete an on-line (see the appendix). Methods and Practice (7th course. Egypt.Outline of the course Instructor. Starting in Week 2 experience working on archaeological field projects in and finishing in Week 9. ARCHEOL 30 — page 2 of 9 . 2016). readings and assignments ARCHEOL 30: SCIENCE IN ARCHAEOLOGY is a General The instructor for this class has a Medical Degree as well Education (GE) course comprising a series of lectures. Ethiopia. The including the discussion sessions—and completing the latter are available in pdf-format through the class’s quizzes and assignments will result in a passing grade website.

֎֍֎ ֎֍֎ ֎֍֎ ARCHEOL 30 — page 3 of 9 ֎֍֎ ֎֍֎ . Students are expected to know and adhere to the guidelines for academic integrity set out by UCLA and summarized here and here. More Weekly quizzes 40% information and resources on these subjects are available Final quiz 30% here and here. intimidation and harassment. All are encouraged to review these websites during the first week of instruction.Grading matrix Academic integrity and diversity UCLA is committed to fostering an inclusive climate for Attendance and participation 10% all students and to maintaining a community free of all Assignments 20% forms of exploitation.

London.L. Nash (2006). M. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 95: 832-849. along with the readings. R.E. McGovern. Springer. Science in archaeology: A review. and the cartography of ancient states. A Consumer’s Guide to Archaeological Science. D. (2009). Week Title GE-component Discussion Assignment Readings 1 Introduction critical and ethical thinking ethics of archaeology and heritage (with video) compare maps Textbook (selected readings): Renfrew.R. New York. Sighting the apu: A GIS analysis of Wari imperialism and the worship of mountain peaks.The table below presents the subjects of the weekly lectures. cosine. Bahn (2016). ATP Bulletin: Journal of Preservation Technology 40: 5-10.E. and P. discussions and assignments. (2012). Archaeology. P. 2 Surveying. Chichester and New York. mapping and GIS elements of trigonometry. Ltd. Malainey. C.M. Archaeology: Theories. Thames and Hudson. The GE component of each set is given in a separate column. Williams.R and D. Warden. Methods and Practice (7th edition). sine. and A. P. Networks. Pollard (2005). Renfrew and Bahn. (1995). Dordrecht. ARCHEOL 30 — page 4 of 9 . Handbook of Archaeological Sciences. Pythagorean theorem compare maps measuring exercise Further reading (optional): Brothwell. Towards a new era of culturalheritage recording and documentation. “Where?” (see the appendix for page numbers).Chapter 3. John Wiley and sons. American Journal of Archaeology 99: 79-142. Heidelberg. London. (2005). Smith. M. territories. World Archaeology 38: 455-468.J.

Grigsby (2006). H.L. Geophysical surveys as landscape archaeology.3 4 Remote sensing Molecular archaeology elements of physics. Chapter 7. Negri (2006). and R.A.M. Journal of Archaeological Science 34: 1240-1251. 502-512 Renfrew and Bahn.M. Journal of Archaeological Science 33. Archaeology. G. Kvamme. Historical Archaeology 35: 87-100. R. “What dhid they eat?” Bentley. Reynard (2007). ARCHEOL 30 — page 5 of 9 . Use of ground penetrating radar to map subsurface archaeological features in an urban area. Leucci. American Antiquity 68: 435457. G. Nitrogen isotopes and the trophic level of humans in archaeology. and L.C.E. Chapter 5. periodic table. “How were societies organized?” classification exercise Davenport. stable isotopes game model of science (with video) game model of science Renfrew and Bahn. Mass Spectrometry Reviews 25: 146-157. Budzikiewicz.D. and S. Archaeology. Hedges. K. Remote sensing applications in forensic investigations. Mass spectrometry and isotopes: A century of research and discussion. (2001). Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory 13: 135-187. Strontium isotopes from the earth to the archaeological skeleton: A review. electromagnetics. R. (2006). (2003). SI measuring elements of physical chemistry.

Forster. Journal of Archaeological Science 34: 28-37. Lanehart. “When?” archaeology in the popular media Mellars. Chapter 4.5 6 Dating Ceramic analysis elements of physical chemistry. Yohe II (2007). (2006).H.1098/rspa. C. Riederer. M. Mixed results of seven methods for organic residue analysis applied to one vessel with the residue of a known foodstuff.K. doi: 10. Rider. Ceramic production.M. B. Ince. Parr. C. (2008). D. Journal of Archaeological Science 35: 2009-2016.2009. Hall.. J.M.E. M.A. A. W.A.0117. Betts (2009). Archaeology. Chapter 8. Tite. A new radiocarbon revolution and the dispersal of modern humans in Eurasia.E. M. Hyperfine Interactions 154: 143-158. Dating fired-clay ceramics using long-term power law rehydroxylation kinetics. H. M. provenance and use: A review. M. Archaeometry 50: 216-231.D.D. (2008). Rogers. Renfrew and Bahn. S. S. Savage. minerology form-functionstyle (with video) form-functionstyle Renfrew and Bahn. ARCHEOL 30 — page 6 of 9 . Nature 439: 931-935. (2004). unstable isotopes classification elements of geology. Archaeology. McKay and I. Malainey. “How did they make and use tools?” Barnard..E. P. Solazzo and R. Obsidian hydration dating: Accuracy and resolution limitations imposed by intrinsic water variability. Beehr. Wilson. Thin section microscopy applied to the study of archaeological ceramics.D. Carter. C. R. M. Ambrose. Hope.E.S. Proceedings of the Royal Society A. R.

and R.L. Tringham (2007). Archaeology. . Thomas. Journal of Archaeological Science 32: 16561668. Dobrowsky (2005). International Journal of Historical Archaeology 9. D.7 8 Flora and fauna Databases elements of biochemistry. Weber (2004).A.E.. L. American Antiquity 71: 567-578. Quaternary International 193: 146-159. 71-88. Noiret and D. Zooarchaeology. Joyce. Renfrew and Bahn. (2009). The promise and challenge of archaeological data integration. Chapter 6. Piperno. and S.-Y. Paleoethnobotany: Modern research connecting ancient plants and ancient peoples. R. P. “Who were they?” ARCHEOL 30 — page 7 of 9 Broquet-Appel. DNA.-P. Critical Reviews in Plants Sciences 23: 13-20. (2006). Feminist adventures in hypertext. H. “What was the environment?” age Clint exercise Pennington. Kintigh. databases philosophy of science (with video) philosophy of science Renfrew and Bahn. J. Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory 14: 328-358. RNA. Chapter 11. proteins archaeology in the popular media (with video) elements of information technology. K.R. (2005).A. improvement and the British agricultural revolution. Demars. Identifying crop plants with phytoliths (and starch grains) in Central and South America: A review and an update of the evidence. Estimates of Upper Palaeolithic meta-population size in Europe from archaeological data. R.

edu/projects/Karnak/ => dlib. Visual Anthropology Review 24: 117-132. J. “The future of the past” Aldenderfer. (1998). University of Chicago Press: 139-173 (Chapters 10 and 11).9 10 Statistics elements of statistics.etc.etc. Techniques for assessing standardization in artifact assemblages: Can we scale material variability? American Antiquity 66: 493-504.museum. (2001).L. data reduction age Clint critique imagery critique imagery none Renfrew and Bahn.edu/ => www. VanPool (2009).be/ => codexsinaiticus.cast. (2008). C. M. Lyman. de Blij (1996). visit Sandra Tsing Loh. Eerkens.L.L. Archaeology.aspx => dss.imj.collections. RadioLab and A History of Ideas to find many funny. Bettinger (2001). Journal of Archaeological Research 6: 91-120.ucla. Metric data in archaeology: A study of inter-analyst and inter-analyst variation. How to Lie with Maps. artistic and at times emotional podcasts and videos on selected scientific subjects.edu/metals/index. hypothesis testing Visual archaeology elements of information technology.virginia.il/dss_video => dlib. R.edu/browse. Tufte. Cheshire. and H.upenn.org.S. Chapter 14. and R.html => closertovaneyck.ucla. “Whose past? and Chapter 15. Derek Muller. Graphics Press: 13-51 (Chapter 1).uark.J. Chicago.learn.columbia.lib. correlation. Visual field notes: Drawing insights in the Yucatan. ARCHEOL 30 — page 8 of 9 .htm Hendrickson. If you are looking for more. E.edu/bourbonnais/ => hampsonmuseum.kikirpa.org/en/project/webcontents. Quantitative methods in archaeology: A review of recent trends and developments. American Antiquity 74: 485-504. => seasia.W. The Visual Display of Quantitative Information.R. and T. M.edu/projects/Forum => mapserver. Monmonier.

APPENDIX: The archaeology of Renfrew and Bahn’s Archaeology: 5th edition 6th edition 7th edition (2008) (2012) (2016) 2 73‒120 71‒120 73‒130 3 177‒230 169‒222 179‒232 4 275‒316 265‒306 273‒316 5 121‒174 121‒166 131‒176 6 317‒356 307‒346 317‒356 7 231‒274 223‒264 233‒272 8 429‒468 421‒462 433‒476 9 545‒577 535‒566 549‒584 Week ARCHEOL 30 — page 9 of 9 .