ANTH/NATV 481 Native American Archaeological Monitoring

Students work with local Native American bands concerning cultural preservation and the monitoring of archaeological sites threatened by development. Students examine traditional land use management and the traditional knowledge associated with specific sites. Students learn site research methods, identification and documentation of material culture, interpretation of federal, state, county, city, and private documents including Environmental Impact Reports, California Environmental Quality Act, land use legislation, and assessment of cultural significance. Course covers preservation options, ethics, and specific case studies. Pre-requisite ANTH 200.

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