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A Laboratory Manual of Classroom Activities, Demonstrations, and Minilabs for Introductory Archaeology
Lara Homsey-Messer, Tracy Michaud, Angela Lockard Reed, and Victoria Bobo
368 pages, large format 8.5in x 11in, 114 illus., bibliog., index, lab manual - student edition, with tear-out sheets
ISBN 978-1-78920-349-3 $69.95/£55.95 / Pb / Published (October 2019)
There is an instructor version available to accompany this student edition
This unique workbook provides the opportunity for students to complete a variety of labs using items found on hand. It is perfectly suited for teaching beyond the traditional classroom, in remote learning environments and with large class sizes.
From creating complex stratigraphy with piles of clothes, to illustrating optimal forging theory with nothing more than a handful of coins, as well as activities based on writing, drawing, and provided cutout sheets, there are many ways to use this book for online 'at home' lab classes.
Today, many general-education archaeology courses are large, lecture-style class formats that present a challenge to providing students, particularly non-majors, with opportunities to learn experientially. This laboratory-style manual compiles a wide variety of uniquely designed, hands-on classroom activities to acquaint advanced high school and introductory college students to the field of archaeology. Ranging in length from five to thirty minutes, activities created by archaeologists are designed to break up traditional classroom lectures, engage students of all learning styles, and easily integrate into large classes and/or short class periods that do not easily accommodate traditional laboratory work.
Lara Homsey-Messer is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Graduate Coordinator of Applied Archaeology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Her teaching philosophy and experience centers on service learning and public education. She currently serves on the Public Education Committee of the Society for American Archaeology and the editorial board of Archaeology magazine.
Tracy S. Michaud is Assistant Professor and Chair of the Tourism & Hospitality program at the University of Southern Maine. Her classes and research focus on anthropologically-based community arts, culture, and tourism development. The Tourism and Hospitality Program at USM, under her leadership, recently received the Visit Portland’s Leadership in Education Award.
Angela Lockard Reed is a part-time professor in the Anthropology Department at Grand Valley State University. In addition to teaching at the university she enjoys teaching archaeology in public school programs. She details a partnership she led between a public school and GVSU students in the article “Archaeology, Service-Learning, and Public Education” published in Interdisciplinary Humanities in 2012.
Victoria Bobo is the Associate Dean for Instructional Operations at Arapahoe Community College in Littleton, Colorado. Ms. Bobo is an educator and higher education administrator who has served as the Online Operations Administrator and Director of General Education and Operations for Denver College of Nursing, Degree Program Manager at Cambridge College, adjunct faculty at Community College of Aurora and De Anza Community College, and instructor for Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Talented Youth.
Instructor Edition https://www.berghahnbooks.com/title/Homsey-MesserArchaeology
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