Prerequisite: Nil.

This course is designed to acquaint students and interested amateurs with the common classes of stone, ceramic, bone and other materials recovered from archaeological sites on the Northern Plains, Parkland and Boreal Forests of Western Canada. Students will learn and employ techniques of description and quantification commonly used in the laboratory analysis of archaeological material dating from the Pre- and Post-European contact periods. This course is recommended for students wishing to take advanced courses in archaeology, such as Archaeological Field School, Pottery Analysis, Lithic Analysis, and Zooarchaeology.

3 lecture hours per week, one term.