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GeoArchaeology @ UNI - Chad Heinzel

Spring 2019 Syllabus

2019 GeoArch Project

Text = Geoarchaeology by Rapp and Hill 2nd edition

Presentations

Week 1 = Intro. to Geoarchaeology - OSA Geoarchaology in Iowa by Joe Artz , Lecture Week One , PLUS Minerals and Rocks

Week 2 = The Archaeological record of the upper Midwest (mainly IA)- Grant = Paleo , Autumn = Archaic , Michael = Woodland/Great Oasis , Tanner = Woodland/Mill Creek , Nick = Woodland - Glenwood , Morgan = Woodland/Oneota , Jennifer = Historic and Euro-American - Iowa OSA

Week 3 = Sediments

Week 4 = Anthropogenic landscapes - Creation of the archaeological record

Week 5 = Methods of discovery and spatial analyses

Week 6 = Estimating geologic and archaeologic time - Time (Chapter 5)

Week 7 = Paleoenvironmental reconstructions

Week 8 = Natural Resources into matieral cultures

Week 9 = Sourcing materials / Provenance

Week 10 = Spring Break

Week 11= Archaeological resource preservation and conservation

Week 12 = Agricultural origins of the Midcontinent - OSA/Crops of Ancient Iowa,

Week 13 = Iowa Caves and Rock shelters

Week 14 = Iowa Material Cultures - Lithics - OSA/ Archaeological Analysis

Week 15 = Iowa Material Cultures - Ceramics

 

Assistance

 

Links

Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist (OSA) - History, Lithics, Sites,

Iowa Archaeological Society

Geoarchaeology Journal

Antiquity Journal

Archaeology Magazine