Introduction to Archaeology

Course Description

Introduction to the field of archaeology within the discipline of anthropology including discussion of scientific methods, the history of archaeology, field and laboratory methods used in the analysis of archaeological data, and theories used to interpret the past. This course explores how archaeologists recover, analyze material and reconstruct ancient cultures and societies. Archaeological ethics and real-world issues concerning looting, collecting, preservation, and the role of indigenous peoples will be examined.

Class Details

CRN Course Section Days Times Instructor Loc
25551 ANTH 3 01Y ··W···· 10:30 AM-12:20 PM Alicia Hedges L24

Class Materials: View textbook and/or other materials for this course available at the Bookstore.
Class Dates: This class runs from 2022-09-26 to 2022-12-16.
ANTH-003.-01Y-: HYBRID, meets on-campus and online. This class meets each week on-campus and online as noted in the class listing. Students must have access to a computer, the internet and an individual email address. Most De Anza classes will use the Canvas course management system. We recommend a laptop or desktop computer to successfully complete the course; a tablet or phone may not be adequate for all assignments and tests. Information about Canvas and Online Education Orientation can be found in Canvas on the Student Resources page: The Student Online Resources hub with extensive information and tips can be found at

Course Details

4 Units
  • Weekly Lecture Hours: 4
  • Weekly Lab Hours: 0
Gen Ed
General Education Class
Program Status
Program Applicable
Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method
Letter Grading

General Course Statement

General Statement
See general education pages for the requirements this course meets.

Requisite and Advisory

EWRT D001A or EWRT D01AH or ESL D005.
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