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Archaeology

Summer 2021 Community Education Archaeology Courses

Most courses are online.

View a PDF of the Summer 2021 Course Book.

 

Archaeological Research

May 24 – August 31
By Appointment
CRN# 60946
CFP 100-51
Fee: $30
For Community Archaeology Program certificate students only
Instructor: Louise Basa or Diana Carter

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 will have the opportunity to schedule time in the CAP lab, under the supervision of an instructor. Students must speak with an instructor before registering. Register for Archaeological Research.

 

Independent Archaeology Project

May 24 – August 31
By Appointment
CRN# 61022
CFP 101-51 
Fee: $125
For Community Archaeology Program certificate students only
Instructor: Louise Basa

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. Register for Independent Archaeology Project.

 

Peopling the Past: Investigating Identities in Archaeology

Tuesdays, June 1 – July 7
6-8:30 p.m.
CRN# 61390
CFP 132-51 
Fee: $100
Instructor: Jessica Nelson, PhD

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. This course is about answering the question: “Who were they?” Students 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. Register for Peopling the Past.