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Effective Fall 2018. Previous descriptions may have had different requirements. Have questions? See an advisor.
ARC060 Artifacts and Sites of Tucson Credit Hours: 0.50
Overview of the artifacts and archaeological sites of the Tucson Basin. Includes using museum collections, equipment, resources and facilities of the Archaeology Centre.
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Information: Field trip is part of the course.
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ARC062 Stone Tool Making Credit Hours: 0.50
Introduction to the production of chipped stone tools. Includes using museum collections, equipment, resources and facilities of the Archaeology Centre.
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ARC093 Archaeology Workshop Credit Hours: .5-3.00
Workshop with an emphasis on field and lab techniques. Includes using museum collections, equipment, resources and facilities of the Archaeology Centre or equivalent.
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ARC101 Human Origins and Prehistory Credit Hours: 3.00
Survey of biological anthropology and archaeology. Includes Anthropology and its subfields, the development of evolutionary theory, modern human variation, primates, paleoanthropology and archaeology, and the emergence of the human species from its origins.
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Information: Same as ANT 101.
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ARC110 Buried Cities and Lost Tribes Credit Hours: 3.00
Exploration of some of the most important events in the human past around the world. Includes an introduction to the methods of archaeology and how archaeologists learn about the past, origins and spread of modern humans, origins of domestication, and the development of social complexity in different times and places, and current issues in archaeology.
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Information: Same as ANT 110.
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ARC180 Artifact Identif: Tucson Basin Credit Hours: 1.00
Artifact Identification: Tucson Basin Introduction to the recognition, identification, and classification of the various types of artifacts recovered from local archaeological sites. Includes an overview of prehistoric ceramics in the Tucson Basin, flaked stone technology, ground stone tool identification, animal bone, marine shell artifacts and historical artifacts.
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Information: Same as ANT 180.
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ARC181 Global Positioning Systems Basics Credit Hours: 1.00
Introduction to the use of Global Positioning Systems (GPS) receivers in a field setting for non-technical applications. Includes GPS vocabulary, operation, field data collection and data transfer. Also includes using equipment, resources and facilities of the Archaeology Centre.
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Information: Same as ANT/GIS 181.
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ARC204IN Human Evolution: Ape Men, Cave Women and Missing Links Credit Hours: 4.00
Study of human evolution and variation. Includes human genetics and variation, the human skeleton, primate anatomy and behavior, the fossil evidence for human evolution, biocultural evolution, and application of the concepts of biological anthropology in a laboratory setting.
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Information: Same as ANT 204IN.
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ARC205 Introduction to Southwestern Prehistory Credit Hours: 3.00
Study of the prehistory of the American Southwest from its earliest inhabitants to European contact. Includes anthropology and its subfields, basics of archaeology, the Southwest, Paleoindians, archaic peoples; Hohokam, Mogollon, Anasazi, and other Southwestern cultures; and late prehistoric and historic cultural change.
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Information: Same as AIS/ANT 205.
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ARC225 Principles of Archaeology Credit Hours: 3.00
Survey of the concepts and methods which archaeologists use to reconstruct human prehistory. Includes a history of archaeology; overview of archaeological theory, discussion of methods of archaeological survey, remote sensing, and excavation; dating methods; archaeological analysis and classification; interpretation of archaeological data; and the role of archaeology in the protection of archaeological resources.
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Information: Same as ANT 225.
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ARC250 Archaeology Laboratory Credit Hours: 4.00
Laboratory experience in the curating, processing and analysis of artifacts recovered from archaeological sites. Includes human osteology, zooarchaeology, lithic analysis, prehistoric ceramics, shells, historic artifacts, and usage of the Archaeology Centre.
Prerequisite(s): ANT/ARC 180 or 275 or 276.
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Information: Prerequisite(s) may be waived with consent of instructor. Same as ANT 250.
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ARC265 Mapping Concepts Credit Hours: 1.00
Introduction to the practical use of maps. Includes map basics and attributes, scales and measurements, direction, geographic coordinate systems, relief and contours, and aerial photography.
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Information: Same as ANT/GEO/GIS 265.
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ARC267 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to geographic information systems (GIS) using the industry standard ESR software. Includes data types, data management, coordinate systems and map production. Also includes understanding attribute data, basic editing and queries using SQL.
Prerequisite(s): ANT/ARC/GEO/GIS 265 or concurrent enrollment.
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Information: Prerequisite may be waived with consent of instructor. Basic computer skills are required before enrolling in this course. Same as ARC/GEO/GIS 267.
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ARC275 Archaeological Excavation I Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to the techniques and principles of archaeological excavation. Includes field mapping, excavation, recording, and laboratory processing methods, with field experience in Southern Arizona. Also includes culture history, archaeological ethics, and an overview of cultural resource management. Uses museum collections, equipment, resources and facilities of the Archaeology Centre.
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ARC276 Archaeological Surveying I Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to the techniques and methods of archaeological surveying. Includes the application of field techniques for planning an archaeological survey; instrument use; identifying and recording artifacts, archaeological sites, and associated natural resources; survey methods; and site recording and mapping, with field experience in Southern Arizona. Also includes culture history, archaeological ethics, and an overview of cultural resource management. Uses museum collections, equipment, resources and facilities of the Archaeology Centre.
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Recommendation: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in ANT/ARC 180.
Information: Same as ANT 276.
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ARC277 Archaeological Excavation II Credit Hours: 3.00
Advanced techniques and principles of archaeological excavation. Includes advanced field mapping, excavation, recording, field crew supervision, and data synthesis, with field experience in Southern Arizona. Also includes culture history, archaeological ethics, and issues of cultural resource management. Uses museum collections, equipment, resources and facilities of the Archaeology Centre.
Prerequisite(s): ANT/ARC 275.
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Recommendation: Completion of (or concurrent enrollment in): AIS/ANT/ARC 205 and ANT/ARC/GIS 265. If any recommended course is taken, see a financial aid or Veteran's Affairs advisor to determine funding eligibility as appropriate.
Information: Same as ANT 277.
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ARC278 Archaeological Surveying II Credit Hours: 3.00
Advanced techniques and principles of archaeological surveying. Includes advanced methods for survey planning, archival research, field survey, site recording, mapping, and data synthesis, with field experience in Southern Arizona. Also includes culture history, archaeological ethics, and issues of cultural resource management. Uses museum collections, equipment, resources and facilities of the Archaeology Centre.
Prerequisite(s): ANT/ARC 276.
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Recommendation: Completion of (or concurrent enrollment in): AIS/ANT/ARC 205 and ANT/ARC/GIS 265. If any recommended course is taken, see a financial aid or Veteran's Affairs advisor to determine funding eligibility as appropriate.
Information: Same as ANT 278. Consult instructor for alternative prerequisite(s).
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ARC281 Global Positioning Systems Credit Hours: 1.00
Introduction to the technical use of Global Positioning Systems (GPS) receivers in a field setting. Includes review of GPS vocabulary and concepts, comprehensive initialization of handheld GPS receivers, data collection with handheld GPS, the use of mapping software with data from handheld GPS, concepts of differential GPS, operation of and field data collection with precision GPS, and use of software packages for differential correction and map production. Also includes using equipment, resources and facilities of the Archaeology Center.
Prerequisite(s): ANT/ARC/GIS 181
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Information: Prerequisite may be waived with equivalent experience or consent of instructor. Same as ANT/GIS 281.
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ARC284 Computer Cartography and CAD Credit Hours: 3.00
Cartographic techniques and hardware for computer generation of maps. Includes an introduction to: methods and techniques, and application projects.
Prerequisite(s): ANT/ARC/GEO/GIS 265 or concurrent enrollment.
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Information: Same as ANT/GIS 284.
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ARC286 Electronic and Digital Field Mapping Credit Hours: 3.00
Overview of the creation of electronic and digital maps in a field setting. Includes an introduction to: instrument operation, field data, producing maps, and computer applications.
Prerequisite(s): ANT/ARC 265 and ANT/ARC/GIS 281.
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Recommendation: Consult instructor for alternative prerequisite(s).
Information: Same as ANT/GIS 286.
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This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
ARC295 Field Projects Credit Hours: .5-4.00
Participation in a field project in one of the subfields of anthropology.
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Information: Same as ANT 295.
Information: Consent of instructor is required before enrolling in this course.
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ARC296 Independent Studies in ANT/ARC Credit Hours: .5-4.00
Independent study in anthropology or archaeology. Includes topic identification, research plan, data gathering, and presentation of findings.
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Information: Consent of instructor is required before enrolling in this course. May be taken three times for a maximum of 12 credit hours. If this course is repeated see a financial aid or Veteran's Affairs advisor to determine funding eligibility as appropriate. Same as ANT 296.
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This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.