Archaeology

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Archaeology Courses

ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESEARCH
CRN# 60262   
CFP 100-51    
June 1 – August 31
By Appointment   

Fee: $33
For Community Archaeology Program students only. This course is mandatory for students fulfilling the 60 experience hours required for the SUNY SCCC Community Archaeology Program (CAP) certificate. Additionally, this course is required for all students engaged in archaeological research and laboratory under a SUNY SCCC CAP instructor’s supervision. This course is taught by Louise Basa and Diana Carter. Ms. Basa, an area archaeologist with extensive fieldwork experience and research experience, is past president of the NYS Archaeological Association. Ms. Carter, a GE retiree, began her second career in archaeology after earning the basic certificate from SUNY SCCC. Click here to register.


INDEPENDENT ARCHAEOLOGY PROJECT
CRN# 60586  
CFP 101-51  
June 1 – August 31
By Appointment   

Fee: $128
For Community Archaeology Program students only.This course is necessary for all Community Archaeology program students wishing to work on their approved archaeological products (e.g., articles for publication, exhibits, public presentations or site studies and reports) and is required for their Certificates of Advanced Study in Community Archaeology. This course is taught by Louise Basa, an area archaeologist with extensive fieldwork and research experience. Ms. Basa is a past President of the NYS Archaeological Association and past Vice President of the NY Archaeological Council. Click here to register.


HERITAGE, HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY
CRN# 60587  
CFP 116-51 
June 4 – July 9   
Mondays 
1-3:30 p.m.

Fee: $125
When visiting a historic landmark, park or archaeological site you often hear or see the word “heritage.” What do you think heritage means? How do archaeology, history and tradition work together (or not) to create heritage? Students in this course will engage in studying these and other questions such as how heritage is commemorated and how the experience of heritage shapes our understanding of the past, using local and national examples. This course is taught by Christopher Hopkins, who specializes in Northeaster Archaeology with an interest in heritage management. Click here to register.



INTRO TO GENEALOGY
CRN# 60469   
CFP 120-51   
June 4 – July 9   
Mondays  
6-7 p.m.

Fee: $50
This course will cover the basics of genealogy, including record-keeping, practice and archiving rules. Students will learn the variety of local repositories and the sources they offer such as census records, city directories, church records, probate and other records. Students will also learn about the wide variety of sources available on the Internet. In addition, the class will take a field trip to the Schenectady County Historical Society to learn about their library and archival collections. This course is taught by Michael Maloney, the librarian and archivist at the Schenectady County Historical Society, where he enjoys assisting researchers with genealogy, researching and writing blog posts for the library’s blog, organizing the library’s collections and planning programs to promote Schenectady’s rich history. Click here to register.


HANDS-ON ARCHAEOLOGY FOR ADULTS
CRN# 60263   
CFP 111-01   
Thursdays and Fridays   
July 19 – July 27   
9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Fee: $125
Archaeology is more than digging. Students in this course will explore all aspects of archaeology: planning, excavation, analysis, interpretation and reporting of results through class presentations and hands-on activities under the supervision of SUNY SCCC’s Community Archaeology Program instructor(s). Activities include document study, field survey, digging techniques, artifact identification and other lab analyses. Course options will include field trips and research at local sites in Schenectady County and/or the Capital District. Opportunities for continued involvement in any or all aspects of archaeology will be presented. This course is taught by Louise Basa, an area archaeologist with extensive fieldwork experience and research experience. Ms. Basa is past president of the NYS Archaeological Association. Click here to register.