Archaeology

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Archaeology Courses

ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESEARCH
CRN# 60262
CFP 100-51
May 28 – August 31
By Appointment

Fee: $30
For Community Archaeology Program certificate students only.
This course is mandatory for students fulfilling the 60 experience hours required for the SUNY Schenectady Community Archaeology Program (CAP) certificate. Additionally, this course is required for all students engaged in archaeological research and laboratory under a SUNY Schenectady CAP instructor’s supervision. Students must speak with an instructor before registering. 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 Schenectady. Click here to register.

INDEPENDENT ARCHAEOLOGY PROJECT
CRN# 60586
CFP 101-51
May 28 – August 31
By Appointment

Fee: $125
For Community Archaeology Program certificate students only.
This course is necessary for all Community Archaeology Program (CAP)certificate 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 (CASCA). Students must speak with an instructor before registering. 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.

INVESTIGATING IDENTITIES IN ARCHAEOLOGY
CRN# 60808
CFP 132-51
Tuesdays, June 4 – July 9
6-8:30 p.m.

Fee: $100
We all have objects that are important to us; ones that tell our story, represent our values, or hold special meaning for us. The same holds true for objects that people used in the past. Peopling the Past is about answering the question: “Who were they?” This class will explore some of the many ways we investigate the cultural and social identities of people of the past through the material objects that we find in the archaeological record. Some of the topics covered will include gendered, racial, ethnic, national and class-based identities that can be explored through archaeological materials from historical North America. By uncovering these various identities, we can better understand the people of the past. Sessions will include lectures, PowerPoints, group discussions, and hands-on activities. This course is taught by Jessica Nelson, who graduated with the CAP basic certificate in 2008. She holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Brown University where she studied Dutch identity in the 17th century. She specializes in identity studies, historical archaeology, and historic ceramics. Click here to register.

HANDS-ON ARCHAEOLOGY FOR ADULTS
CRN# 60797
CFP 111-01
Thursdays and Fridays, July 18 – July 26
9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Fee: $125
Explore all aspects of archaeology: planning, excavation, analysis, interpretation, and reporting of results through class presentations and hands-on activities under the supervision of a professional archaeologist. 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 the Stockade and Capital Region. 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.