ANT432H5F (Summer) Advanced Seminar in Biological Anthropology and Archaeology (SCI)
This course is offered in the Summer 2022 "F" term.
Topic title: X Marks the Spot: Spatial Analysis in Archaeology
Instructor: Alicia Hawkins
Course Description: Whether examining past migration routes, ancient water management systems, disposal areas in the Palaeolithic, or arrangement of houses within settlements, spatial analysis is fundamental to archaeology.
- In this applied course, students will examine how archaeologists employ mapping to investigate the past.
- Students will learn methods to create, represent, and manage spatial data.
- They will employ Geographic Information Systems to visualize and interpolate spatial phenomena.
- Students will experiment with tools such as view-shed analysis and least-cost pathways as means to better understand the landscapes people inhabited in the past.
Skills developed in this course are applicable in both culture resource management and research contexts.
Prerequisites: ANT200H5 and ANT201H5
Enrol on ACORN when Summer 2022 course enrolment is open.