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Anthropology 240 - Fall 2020

Welcome & Learning Outcomes

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ANTH 240 [Archaeology] Library Seminar - [October 27 -2020]

  • Presented by Kathleen Matthews, Subject Librarian (Earth & Ocean Sciences, Physics & Astronomy, Biology & Forest Biology, Anthropology);

Learning Outcomes: During this Library seminar, you will 

- Know how to find & access archaeological literature for your assigned archaeological site using the Libraries Summon Search box

- Know how to filter a Summon result set to find the following types of archaeological literature:

- scholarly journal articles published in peer reviewed academic journals

- scholarly & semi-scholarly print & ebooks published by University Presses and commercial publishers

- popular articles published in magazines and newspapers

- popular books published by commercial publishers

- Be aware of Google Scholar as a discovery tool to find anthropological "grey literature"that is published on the internet.

- Know how to provide a proper bibliographic citation for archaeological sources following the Chicago Manual of Style Quick Guide  [Author-Date style]

- Know how to access and explore the ANTH 240 Library Guide

- Be aware of the many subject specific databases useful for discovering anthropological and archaeological literature sources

- Be aware of other options for determining if a journal is peer reviewed and thus scholarly.

- Know how to access & navigate the UVic Libraries and online resources from off campus:

- Your NETLINK ID & PSWD which should work in most cases

- Use the UVic VPN client if necessary to ensure a more secure access environment

- Be familiar with the Libraries Fall 2020 Services, such as : 

Re:Quest Servicefor print books; On campus study spaces; Online Workshops

- Be encouraged  to ask for library help via

- Be aware of the UVic Libraries on Social Media: Instagram I Facebook I Twitter I YouTube |

ANTH 240 Library Assignment "Reading" Reference

PDF of the first chapter of this book: :
Muckle, Robert J., 2008. Reading Archaeology: an Introduction. Peterborough: Broadview Press.

The Library Assignment is to use the bibliographic citation style for archaeological sources following the Chicago Manual of Style Quick Guide  [choose the Author-Date style]. [Alternate Access path via the Libraries Style Guide web page.]

Course Description and Objectives

An introductory level course on archaeological method and theory: how archaeologists find, recover and analyse data, and the interpretive challenges that they face. Topics include the
finding and recovery of archaeological material, absolute and relative dating methods, artifact and faunal analysis, and environmental reconstruction. The course addresses challenges in the cultural and behavioural interpretation of archaeological materials and the role of anthropological and other theory inguiding research.

Skills Development
The interdisciplinary nature of archaeology is stressed. Students engage with a range of research methodology and design, some specific to and some applicable beyond archaeology. Virtual labs introduce students to basic applied qualitative and quantitative analyses of artifacts and faunal remains.

Strategies for Discovering Resources in the Scholarly Publication Ecosystem.

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