Find six academic, first hand archaeological sources related to your topic using the KPU Library webste
Summarize all six sources by answering the summary questions in a maximum of
two double spaced pages. Cite all six of your sources (APA format).
1. Where is the site, and what is its local environment like?
Easy question! Answer this in one or two sentences, and cite your source(s) in APA
2. Why is this site significant to archaeology?
Answer in one paragraph of 3 to 4 sentences. Make an argument, using specific
information from your sources, that study of this site is important. Cite your sources in
your text in APA format.
3. What are the dates of occupation or use of the site, and what method(s) were used
to determine this?
Provide a date for your site. Answer this question in two paragraphs of 3 to 5 sentences
each paragraph. Use your sources to find specific information about how old the site is,
and how this was determined. Was the site dated by radiocarbon, by tree rings, or by
documentary evidence? Often more than one method is used to date a site, and
sometimes the methods conflict with each other. Include specific detail about this from
your sources, and cite that detail in APA format. Do not quote, paraphrase the sources
and use your own words. Prove that you read and understood the sources.
4. What are the conservation challenges and threats to this site, and what is being
done to address these?
Every site has threats to its ongoing integrity. Some are threatened by looting, some by
development, some by neglect and lack of funding. Use your sources to determine what
threats are significant for your site, and how these threats are being dealt with. Use
specific information from your sources, and cite this information in APA format in the
text of your answer.
Answer this question in two paragraphs of 3 to 5 sentences each paragraph. Do not
quote, paraphrase the sources and use your own words.
For each source, answer the three source questions in the order they are given. At
the top of each source question page, list the source in APA format.
1. How do you know this source is credible? Provide specific detail from the source.
Do not simply google the author(s) and paste that information, make your own argument
as to why the source is credible. You need to prove you read and understood the source.
2. Which SPECIFIC concepts relating to the course (ANTH 1300) are used in the
source? Do not just list them, explain how they are used. Provide specific detail from
the source. You need to prove you read and understood the source.
3. What makes this an original archaeology study? That means a first-hand academic
/ archaeological study. Prove this source is an original archaeology study and not just a
literature review or repeat of older material. Provide specific detail from the source
related to the methods of the study. If its not archaeology, say so and document how you
know this. You need to prove you read and understood the source.