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This course explores ways that archaeologists investigate research questions and interpret archaeological evidence. It introduces some of the main conceptual tools that archaeologists use to make inferences, including analogy, ethnoarchaeology, and experimental archaeology. It also uses practical exercises to help students understand the basic logic of some of the methods that archaeologists use in their research, such as dating methods and identification of spatial patterns. This prepares students for more advanced courses in archaeology.
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