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Grasping the Materiality of the Past: Digital Archaeology in Lower-Division Courses

  • Author(s): Di Giuseppantonio Di Franco, Paola
  • et al.
Abstract

Archaeology is a material, embodied discipline; communicating this experience is critical to student success in lower-division courses. This article presents an overview and case study of how a digital approach to laboratory work can positively affect student learning. Virtual reconstruction serves, then, as an important bridge from traditional coursework to fieldwork. Highlighted curriculum samples include ill-defined problem sets, which help to scaffold students towards this fieldwork laboratory experience.

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