Historical Archaeology of Boone

Instructor: 
Sam Avery-Quinn
Day/Time Taught: 
TR 2:00 - 3:15; TR 3:30 - 4:45
Term: 
Spring
Year: 
2016
Prefix: 
UCO
Course Number: 
1200
Section-1: 
106
Section-2: 
124

Historical archaeology is an inherently interdisciplinary sub-field of North American archaeology, wedding material culture, geological, textual, and pictorial/cartographic sources in the reconstruction of past lifeways following European exploration of the Americas.  This course uses the methods and theories of historical archaeology to explore the history of Boone, North Carolina through the community's landscape, archival sources, and material culture.  This course is fieldwork intensive, immersing students in Special Collections, records from the town of Boone, and archaeological fieldwork on a part of campus that was once the Boone Community Dump on Bodenheimer Drive.  Students will learn how we can reconstruct past landscapes through archival information and infer past lifeways through objects.

Contact FYS

The First Year Seminar is part of the General Education Program located in Anne Belk Hall, Room 250.

Phone: 828-262-2028

Our mailing address:
First Year Seminar
ASU Box 32065
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608

Director of First Year Seminar:
Dr. Martha McCaughey
mccaugheym@appstate.edu

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