August 19th, 2013

Final project scores have been posted to ANGEL and final grades have been submitted to the registrar (due today at 4:00).  I want to thank everyone for a great semester and good engagement with the material.  My first online class and I was impressed at how personal and intelligent the blogs were.

In regards to the Final Projects, they were a LOT of fun to watch and go through. While everyone did a great job on their projects, teaching me a great deal about sites and topics I was not familiar with, there were three that hit the mark on all aspects of the assignment.  They are, in no particular order:

  1. Pompeii
  2. Indus Valley
  3. Maltese Monoliths

Please feel free to peruse any of the prezis and feel free to leave comments for your peers.

August 15th, 2013

All – grades have been updated on ANGEL including everything submitted up to the time right now (1:30 PM), with the exception of Final Projects .  Let me know if you have trouble viewing the grade report. When viewing the report you should note that your lowest score has been automatically dropped under each category and your overall point total is currently out of 240.  Please take that into account when working on your final project, which is worth 60 pts for a total of 300 pts for the course.  You can review the grading under the Assignments and Grading tab.

Also, if you have not posted your Final Project topic by the end of the day today (11:59 PM) you will receive a scoring penalty of 5 points for being late.  The posting on the blog is a required part of the assignment.

August 7th, 2013

All – please note that the material and assignments for the final week are available.  Note that the deadlines are different from a standard week as the semester ends on Thursday, August 15th.

Also, if you have not done so, make certain to post your Final Project topic on the Final Project blog.  The final project is, according to the university schedule, supposed to be submitted by the last day of class on August 15th, but I will accept them until Saturday, August 17th at 11:59 PM.  The class website will remain open until the 20th if people want to check out other people’s prezi’s.   You are also encouraged to share your prezi’s with interested friends, as well.

If you are not aware, this site is open to the public and can be accessed by non-students(except for lecture videos), so please do encourage interested students to check this course out as well as the other ANP online courses here.  The work you have done this semester on the blogs is worth others taking a look at.

July 24th, 2013

The instructions for the final project are available here: ANP 264 Final Project Guidelines.

July 8th, 2013

Quick update on this week’s content.  It is coming shortly. There were some glitches that we have been working through since yesterday, but should be done by 5:00.


Good to go for the week.  Please let me know here or via e-mail if there are any questions on the week’s activities.

July 6th, 2013

In case you lose it, the login information for the Teaching Videos is on the announcements page of the ANGEL course site.

July 5th, 2013

The ANGEL website is active and the first dropbox is open for your essay submissions on Sunday.  Please follow the instructions carefully, as there are point penalties for not following them.  Please let me know if you have any problems accessing the ANGEL website.

July 2nd, 2013

The assignments and grading tab has been completed and an example blog based on Wednesday’s blog assignment is posted under the Practice Blog category.  When putting your blog together, make sure you follow the instructions completely, since blogs are graded on a pass/fail basis (see Assignments & Grading), and if you miss something even as basic as the word limit or putting it in the wrong category (Week 4 instead of Week 1) you will get a zero for that blog.  You will get flexibility on this first week, but next week please be doubly sure you have everything right.  Remember that you can edit your blog anytime up to the deadline.

JULY 1st, 2013


This is the page you should bookmark or make your homepage on your web browser to be directed to new additions, updates, etc. to the course website.  Currently there is not a huge amount to put on here as we are only getting started.

For the first week, we will be going light to get everyone ready to the format of the system.  Please visit the Introduction and Welcome Section under the SCHEDULE tab on the main page and work your way through the videos on Monday.  This will help you to familiarize yourself with the website, and also the Blog system, which you will be using throughout  the course as part of the course requirements.

Following that, you can begin the first week materials, located under the SCHEDULE tab, as well, and you can begin your course journey of Great Discoveries in Archaeology.  This first week, including the WEEK 1 ASSESSMENT, are designed to give you the basic understanding of why archaeologists dig square holes and what it is that we find and a fundamental presentation of the process of interpretation.  This is the core of what it is to go about making a Great Discovery, or any archaeological discovery, for that matter.