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2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ANT 3260 - Microscopy in Archaeology (3)

When Offered: Spring. Alternate years
Students will learn how to use an array of microscopic instruments (stereomicroscopy, metallurgical microscopy, and digital microscopy) to identify, record, and interpret attributes of lithic, faunal, and ceramic artifacts related to manufacture, use, or decoration. Archaeological and experimental specimens will be microscopically inspected to differentiate raw materials, lithic use-wear traces, cutmarks on bones, surface decoration of ceramics, etc. Following contemporary procedures in archaeological science, these observations will be integrated in a proper analytical manner in order to prepare technical reports on the same.