Week 2 – Archaeology Today

COURSE MATERIALS

ASSESSMENTS

  • 15-Question MC quiz (15 points):
    • Focus: Ashmore and Sharer “Contemporary Approaches to Archaeology” chapters 2-3 and lectures 2.1 and 2.2
  • Reflection Blog Post (20 points):
    • Title: W2 Reflection Post
    • Category: W2 Reflection Post
    • Prompt: (400 words) How is Morton project drawing on culture history, processual, post-processual and/or other theoretical perspectives? Among the different approaches used and questions posited at Morton Village, what do you find most interesting? What other kinds of questions would you want to ask?
  • Reflection Blog Comments (5 points each):
    • Prompt: (100 words each) Visit at least two other reflection blog posts from this week regarding Morton Village and comment on each.
  • Archaeology in the News Blog Post (10 points):
    • Title: W2 Archaeology in the News Post
    • Category: W2 Archaeology in the News Post
    • Prompt: (200 words) Find an article about archaeology in the news and discuss the significance of the find and relate it to what you have learned thus far in the course. You may go to any reputable news source. A couple to get you started include: ScienceDaily.com or archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com Be sure to provide the name, date, source of the article and a brief description. Then, at a minimum discuss its significance and relate to what you’ve learned. For these posts, generally avoid the early human ancestor finds as they tend to be mostly physical anthropology in nature. Oh, and make sure it’s about archaeology!
  • Archaeology in the News Blog Comments (5 points each):
    • Prompt: (100 words each) Read two other ‘Archaeology in the News’ Posts from this week and comment on each.

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