NEEAN Courses

Here we will continue to post courses taught at NEEAN-affiliated institutions on a semester-by-semester basis.

Boston University

Zooarchaeology AR 518
Tuesdays 12:30pm – 3:15pm
Catherine West
This combined undergraduate and graduate course is an introduction to the study of archaeological animal bones. Provides theoretical background and methodological skills necessary for interpreting past human-animal interactions, subsistence, and paleoecology. Laboratory sections focus on skeletal identification.

Scientific Applications in Archaeology AR894
Thursdays 12:30pm – 3:15pm
John Marston
A graduate-level seminar exploring new ways of addressing archaeological questions through the application of scientific techniques, focusing on cutting-edge methodologies and the most recent literature in the field. Students pursue questions of individual interest through readings, discussions, presentations, and research papers.

Brown University

Animals in Archaeology ARCH1775
Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:30am – 11:50am
Katherine Brunson
This course will explore how zooarchaeology — the study of animal remains (bones, teeth, and shells) — allows us to reconstruct ancient human-animal-environmental interactions. We will cover a range of topics and analytical techniques, including hands-on sessions for the identification and quantification of faunal remains.

Global Environmental Remote Sensing ARCH1883
Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays 2:00pm – 2:50pm
John Mustard
Introduction to physical principles of remote sensing across electromagnetic spectrum and application to the study of Earth’s systems (oceans, atmosphere, and land). Topics: interaction of light with materials, imaging principles and interpretation, methods of data analysis. Laboratory work in digital image analysis, classification, and multi-temporal studies. One field trip to Block Island.