Aug 17, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
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ANTH 492 - Soil Science: Archaeological and Geoenvironmental Applications


Class Hours: 3
Lab/Discussion: 0
Credits: 3

Introduces the ways in which archaeologists and geoscientists define, recognize, examine, and interpret soils in both the field and the laboratory. Examines (1) how the interactions of landform, topography, climate, and biota result in patterns of soil development and the distribution of soils that we observe within the landscape; (2) the significance of soils to other dis­ciplines, including archaeology, quaternary geology, and geoenvironmental science; and (3) how the physical, chemical, and biological properties of soils are influenced by human activities, both past and present. Includes field trips that may occur on weekends. Repeatable: (as GEOS 492 ; may not be taken for duplicate credit.)



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