Week 4: Introduction to Archaeology

This week, we’re going to be adding another tool to our exploration of the story of us – Archaeology.  We’ll talk about archaeologists do and what archaeology can tell us about the human past.  We’ll also take a look at some of the common misconceptions about archaeology.  Finally, we’ll take a loot at the difference between archaeology and paleoanthropology, discussing what each has to offer to the story of us.

Course Materials

Lecture Videos

Media (readings, video, etc)

  • Week 4 Exam (available on D2L from June 6 at 9:00am EST and must be completed by Saturday June 10 at 11:59pm EST)
  • Week 4 Blog Post (due June 8 by 11:59pm EST).  Prompt: Part 1: What did you know about archaeology prior to this course? Did you learn anything new about archaeology from our lectures, readings, and videos this week? Part 2: What are the similarities and differences between paleoanthropology and archaeology? Be sure to select the Week 4 Blog Post category
  • Week 4 Blog Comments (due Sunday June 10  by 11:59pm EST.