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Viewing: ANTH 6832 : Paleoanthropological Field Program

Last approved: Mon, 21 Sep 2015 08:50:02 GMT

Last edit: Sun, 17 May 2015 00:54:15 GMT

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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Anthropology (ANTH)
Paleoanthropological Field Program
Paleoanthro Field School
Summer 2015
Course Type
Field Work (Internship)
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David R. Braun, Alison S. Brooks
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Intensive course on field research in paleoanthropology, including excavation methods, identification and analysis of materials, paleoecology, archaeology, and human anatomy. Conducted at selected sites in Eurasia, Africa, or Australia. Visits to comparative sites and collections in the region.
1) Students will understand the basics of field data collection associated with paleontology, Paleolithic archaeology, geology and biology. 2) Students will investigate specific methodologies how they are used to interpret the biology, behavior, and environments associated with human ancestors. 3) Students will learn to identify major classes of objects frequently recovered from paleoanthropological sites 4) Students will learn basic fieldwork skills that will be applicable to any fieldwork based science (mapping, field note collection, contextual data collection; database development and data collection, basic statistical analysis of collected field data.
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CCAS - GCR:Social & Behavioral
Purpose of this form is to change the credit load. Some non-degree students attending the field school will be funded by NSF grant money. The NSF requires that those students face no financial obstacles to attendance, and NSF money cannot be used to pay tuition or fees. Therefore, these students must be enrolled for 0 credits. Other students will normally register for 4 credits. Department approval will be required to register, so we can make sure credit loads are appropriate.

Revised syllabus contains complete information on safety, security, and appropriate conduct in the field. See pages 3 & 4.
jbb (Mon, 20 Apr 2015 16:38:38 GMT): I recognize that this course is taught in the field, but please add CCAS syllabus boilerplate (attached hereto with syllabus).
jbb (Mon, 20 Apr 2015 16:38:56 GMT): Rollback: I recognize that this course is taught in the field, but please add CCAS syllabus boilerplate (attached hereto with syllabus).
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