ANTH 180/180L: Ceramic Analysis

ANTHROPOLOGY 180: CERAMIC ANALYSIS IN ARCHAEOLOGY

ANTHROPOLOGY 180L: CERAMIC ANALYSIS LABORATORY


Ceramic Firing Lab


Spring 2017 lab students study ceramics and how they are made.

Catalog Description:

ANTH 180: Focuses on theories and techniques used by archaeologists to bridge the gap between the recovery of ceramic materials and their interpretation within cultural contexts. Topics include the origins of pottery, production methods, classification and typology, seriation, functional analysis, materials analysis and description, organization of production, trade, and the analysis of style.

ANTH 180L: Practicum in ceramic materials analysis and description. Students perform material experiments in materials selection and processing, hand-building techniques, and open-pit firing. Demonstrations of standard techniques of attribute analysis and the mineralogical and chemical characterization of ceramic materials are presented.

Concurrent enrollment in both classes is required.

Credits: ANTH180, 5 credits.  ANTH180L, 2 credits.
Prerequisite: ANTH 3
Other Restrictions: Enrollment is restricted to anthropology majors and limited to 16.  Students cannot receive credit for both this course and course 280/280L.
Materials Fee: Yes, students are billed a materials fee.