Anthropology and Classical Studies Faculty Research

Title

New Methods and Learning Strategies: A Subsurface Archaeogeophysical Survey and Mapping Course

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

Fall 2002

Abstract

One of the fastest-growing areas of geoarchaeological fieldwork is the increasing use of subsurface archaeogeophysical survey techniques to map ancient remains without excavation. Growing interest in this technology, coupled with the availability of commercial data collectors tailored to archaeological needs, presents a challenge to educators. Specifically, this challenge is to create an integrated, interdisciplinary, active learning curriculum that provides students with: 1) a competent theoretical understanding of basic geophysical processes underlying these survey techniques; 2) an appreciation of the implications such technologies have for research design and methodology and 3) a working knowledge of appropriate mapping and imaging theory and technology.

Publication Title

Geoscience Education