The following table, listing all lab topics, also includes resources associated with the first few lab sessions.


Lab1 Chronology and Dating Techniques

Required Reading

Fagan, B. M. "Time." In Archaeology: A Brief Introduction. 8th ed. East Rutherford, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2002, pp. 79-97. ISBN: 9780130994363.

Lab2 Chronology and Dating Techniques (cont.)

Required Reading

Radiocarbon Handout (PDF)

Optional Reading

Balter, M. "Radiocarbon Datings's Final Frontier." Science 313 (September 15, 2006): 1560-1563.

Lab3 Site Documentation - Map Reading, Site Location

Required Readings

Selected Notes (PDF)

USGS: The Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) Grid (PDF)

Geomagnetism: Long Term Movement of the North Magnetic Pole

Lab4 Site Documentation - Mapping (PDF)  
Lab5 Stone Technology Lab: Manufacturing Techniques  
Lab6 Stone Technology Lab: Debitage Identification / Classification  
Lab7 Stone Technology Lab: Artifact Identification / Classification  
Lab8 Ceramics Lab: Ceramics as Archaeological Materials, Forming and Firing Ceramic Vessels  
Lab9 Ceramics Lab: Analysis of Ceramics as Materials


Background on Adrar Abu; Preparation for Paper 2 (PDF)

Lab10 Faunal Analysis Lab: Bone / Element Identification  
Lab11 Faunal Analysis Lab: Bone / Faunal Identification