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 paleoenvironmental research as it applies to archaeological investigation. Though the course will focus on the Northern Plains and/or Boreal Forest of Saskatchewan and surrounding areas, it will include examples derived from further afield, as required to provide a fuller understanding of the subject matter. Readings will predominately derive from widely available academic publications, but may also incorporate material from unpublished or narrowly circulated cultural resource management reports (“grey” literature). This combination of resources will provide an up‐to‐date picture of current knowledge regarding the use and application of paleoenvironmental research to archaeology, with a particular focus on problems and progress in the creation of palaeoenvironmental data at a scale and scope suitable for archaeological investigation. 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 paleoenvironmental sequences at a scale and scope necessary to inform archaeological data on the Northern Plains and/or Boreal Forest.

Permission of the instructor is required.
Restriction(s): Enrolment in the Archaeology Graduate Program

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