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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.
Offered: Spring.
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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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Offered: Fall, Spring.
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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.
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Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
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ARC101 Human Origins and Prehistory Credit Hours: 3.00
Survey of physical 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.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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ARC110 Buried Cities and Lost Tribes Credit Hours: 3.00
Exploration of the human past. Includes anthropology and its subfields, basics of archaeology, modern humans, origins of domestication, development of social complexity, ranked societies, and states around the world, and archaeology in the modern world.
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Information: Same as ANT 110.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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ARC180 Artifact Identification:Tucson 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.
Offered: Spring.
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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.
Offered: Fall.
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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 fossil evidence, environmental and cultural change, primate anatomy and behavior, human genetics, human biology and biocultural interactions. Also includes the use of museum collections, equipment, resources, and facilities of the Archaeology Centre.
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Information: Same as ANT 204IN.
Offered: Spring.
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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.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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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 theory in archaeological method and techniques of archaeological excavation; remote sensing, surveying, and mapping; dating methods; archaeological analysis and classification; interpretation of archaeological data; and the role of archaeology in cultural heritage protection and management. Also includes using museum collections, equipment, resources, and facilities of the Archaeology Centre.
Prerequisite(s): ANT/ARC 101 or 110 or 205.
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Information: Prerequisite(s) may be waived with consent of instructor.
Information: Same as ANT 225.
Offered: Fall.
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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 101, 180.
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Information: Prerequisites may be waived with consent of instructor.
Information: Same as ANT 250.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
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ARC261 Biological Anthropology Credit Hours: 3.00
Interaction of human biology and culture. Includes biological anthropology as natural and social sciences; human genetics; microevolution; macroevolution; human variability; the human phenotype; health, disease, and epidemiology; demography of human populations, and population biology and genetics. Also includes using museum collections, equipment, resources, and facilities of the Archaeology Centre.
Prerequisite(s): ANT/ARC 101.
Course Corequisites:
Information: Prerequisite(s) may be waived with consent of instructor.
Information: Same as ANT 261.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
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.
Offered: Fall.
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ARC267 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to the technology of geographic information systems (GIS). Includes the evolution of the technology, applications, benefits and costs, characteristics of geographic data, data types, database concepts, and operations and functionality. Also includes hardware, software, implementation, legal issues, and the future of geographic information systems.
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 ANT/GEO/GIS 267.
Offered: Fall.
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ARC275 Archaeological Excavation I Credit Hours: 4.00
Introduction to the techniques of archaeological mapping, excavation and recording. Includes field experience in southern Arizona. Also includes using museum collections, equipment, resources and facilities of the Archaeological Centre.
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Information: Same as ANT 275.
Offered: Fall.
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ARC276 Archaeological Surveying I Credit Hours: 4.00
Techniques and methods for recognizing, locating and recording archaeological sites. Includes exploration methods, issues of cultural resource management, instrument skills, map use, and remote sensing application. Also includes natural resources associated with archaeological sites, application of field techniques, and documentation.
Prerequisite(s): ANT/ARC 180 or concurrent enrollment.
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Recommendation: Consult instructor for alternative prerequisites.
Information: Same as ANT 276.
Offered: Spring.
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ARC277 Archaeological Excavation II Credit Hours: 4.00
Continuation of ARC/ANT 275. Includes advanced excavation techniques, field crew supervision, and selected field projects. Also includes using museum collections, equipment, resources and facilities of the Archaeology Centre.
Prerequisite(s): ANT/ARC 205 and ANT/ARC 265 or concurrent enrollment, ANT/ARC 275 and GLG 101.
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Recommendation: Consult instructor for alternative prerequisites before enrolling in this course.
Information: Same as ANT 277.
Offered: Fall.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
ARC278 Archaeological Surveying II Credit Hours: 4.00
Continuation of ARC/ANT 276. Includes goals and objectives of archaeological exploration, archival investigation, planning field projects, and computer resources.
Prerequisite(s): ANT/ARC 205, 265 (or concurrent enrollment), 276 and GLG 101.
Course Corequisites:
Information: Same as ANT 278. Consult instructor for alternative prerequisite(s).
Offered: Spring.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
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 static and RTK precision GPS, 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.
Course Corequisites:
Information: Prerequisite(s) may be waived with equivalent experience or consent of instructor. Same as ANT/GIS 281.
Offered: Spring.
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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, methods and techniques, and application projects.
Prerequisite(s): ANT/ARC/GEO/GIS 265 or concurrent enrollment, and CSA 101.
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Information: Same as ANT/GEO/GIS 284.
Offered: Spring.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
ARC286 Electronic and Digital Field Mapping Credit Hours: 4.00
Overview of the creation of electronic and digital maps in a field setting. Includes introduction, 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.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
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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.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
ARC296 Independent Studies in ANT/ARC Credit Hours: .5-4.00
Students independently continue their studies in anthropology under the supervision of a faculty member.
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Information: Consent of instructor is required before enrolling in this course.
Information: May be taken three times for a maximum of twelve credit hours.
Information: Same as ANT 296.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
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