Alberta Archaeology: Prehistoric Lifeways (Revision 2)
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Area of Study: Social Science
Prerequisite: ANTH 277 is strongly recommended.
ANTH 376 has a Challenge for Credit option.
ANTH 376 introduces you to the prehistory of Alberta and provides you with an extensive overview of the archaeological record of prehistoric native cultures in Alberta, from the time of the province's first settlement to the period of European settlement.
ANTH 376 comprises nine units as outlined below.
Unit 1: An Introduction to Archaeology
Unit 2: History of Archaeological Research in Alberta
Unit 3: The Natural Environment and First Nations of Alberta
Unit 4: Archaeological Approaches to the Study of Prehistoric Hunter-Gatherers
Unit 5: The First Albertans
Unit 6: The Folsom and Plano People, 10,500 to 7,500 B.P.
Unit 7: Middle Prehistoric Cultures, 7,500 to 1,750 B.P.
Unit 8: Late Prehistoric and Protohistoric Cultures, 1,750-1,250 to 120 B.P.
Unit 9: Retrospect and Prospect
To receive credit for ANTH 376, you must achieve a minimum grade of “D” (50 percent) on the mid-term and final examinations, and an overall grade of “D” (50 percent) for the entire course. The weighting of the composite grade is as follows:
To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.
Bryan, L. 1991. The Buffalo People: Prehistoric Archaeology on the Canadian Plains. Edmonton: University of Alberta Press.
Clark, D. W. 1991. Western Subarctic Prehistory. Hull, PQ: Canadian Museum of Civilization.
Fagan, B. M. 2009. Archaeology: A brief introduction. 10th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall.
The course materials also include a reading file, study guide, assignment manual, and a student manual.
The Challenge for Credit process allows students to demonstrate that they have acquired a command of the general subject matter, knowledge, intellectual and/or other skills that would normally be found in a university level course.
Full information for the Challenge for Credit can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar.
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Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.
Opened in Revision 2, November 3, 2006.
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Updated March 17 2016 by Student & Academic Services