Subject: Archaeology
Credit units: 3
Weekly hours: 3 Seminar/Discussion hours
College: Graduate and Postdoc Studies
Department: Archaeology and Anthropology


This course will provide students with an advanced understanding of boreal forest archaeology in Canada, focusing on northern Saskatchewan and Alberta, as well as adjacent and/or relevant parts of British Columbia, Alaska, the Yukon, the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and Manitoba. Readings will incorporate academic publications on these regions, but will also draw, as possible, from the extensive body of unpublished cultural resource management reports that have been generated as part of the ongoing industrial developments in northern Canada. This combination of resources will provide an up‐to date picture of current knowledge regarding these regions’ archaeology, with a particular focus on problems and progress in the creation of accurate and reliable culture histories. Discussion will focus on analyzing and synthesizing these bodies of literature in order to thoroughly examine the methodological and theoretical issues that have hampered the development of archaeological investigation in this region of the boreal forest.

Restriction(s): Enrolment in the Archaeology Graduate Program
Prerequisite(s): ARCH 350, or equivalent, or permission of the instructor.

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