Uncover the Unknown in Archaeology Class at CCCC

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For those with a sense of adventure, mystery, and discovery, Cerro Coso Community College is offering an archaeology class at the Ridgecrest campus this fall. Part detection, part research, and part treasure hunting, the course will cover the basic principles of archaeology, study ancient civilizations around the world, and practice hands-on archaeological techniques.

ANTH C131 (72646) introduces archaeology as a subfield of anthropology that studies humanity's prehistory, history, and present through the study of material remains and the archaeological record of human development from our origins to modern times. The course includes a discussion of the nature of scientific inquiry; the history of interdisciplinary nature or archaeological research, dating techniques, methods of survey, excavation, analysis, and interpretation. Students will learn cultural resource management, professional ethics, and selected cultural sequences. 

The class will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11 to 12:26 p.m. in East Wing 205.

The class will be taught by Dr. Sarah King who joined the Cerro Coso faculty in 2011. Fascinated by the study of human remains from the Stone Age to modern day forensics classes, King has experience researching evidence of violence in skeletal remains. She holds a Bachelor's of Arts in Anthropology from UC Santa Cruz, and a Master's of Arts in Anthropology from the University of Mexico. She spent 4.5 years in England earning her Ph.D. in Archaeological Science with emphasis in Violence and Warfare in Iron Age England from the University of Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. Originally from Redding, California, King participated in two memorable archeological digs in Paris and one in Spain.

On campus Fall 2019 classes at Cerro Coso Community College begin August 26, 2019. Complete registration and course information is available on the web or contact the Counseling Department today at (760) 382-6219.

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