Archaeology: Detectives of the Past *

The field of archaeology helps us to better understand the events and societies of the past that have helped to shape our modern world. This course focuses on this techniques, methods, and theories that guide the study of the past. Students will learn how archaeological research is conducted and interpreted, as well as how artifacts are located and preserved. Finally, students will learn about the relationship of material items to culture and what we can learn about past societies from these items.

Unit 1                                                                  

Lesson 1: The World of Archaeology                   

Lesson 2: Recording the Past                              

Lesson 3: Unearthing Ancient Civilizations          

Lesson 4: Cultural Origins                                    

Unit 2Lesson 5: The Fossil RecordLesson 6: Social OrganizationsLesson 7: The Survival of Ancient TextLesson 8: Public Archaeology and SocietyFinal

* This course requires you to prove your ability to adhere to the expectations of HHSO prior to being enrolled into it. Therefore, coach approval is required.