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Recent work with archaeological applications includes:
ARF Equipment is available for archaeological research by ARF faculty, their students, and ARF affiliated scholars under the permission of a faculty member. The equipment is examined by the Lab Manager while being checked out and again upon return, and users are expected to report back on the performance of the equipment and any issues that arose.
To learn about some of the projects run by affiliates of the Archaeological Research Facility, visit these web sites.
Faculty: Laurie Wilkie
UC Berkeley Course: Anthropology 134A.1
Historical archaeology at a late 19th early 20th century house, Berkeley, California
The Geochemical Research Laboratory specializes in archaeological geochemistry; specifically, the use of energy dispersive x-ray fluorescence spectrometry to determine the selected elemental composition of volcanic rocks, and the use of chemical elements to determine the likely geologic source for archaeological artifacts.
Archaeology of Japan
Since the time of her hiring, Prof. Habu has been conducting the following four archaeological projects:
As a continuation of her dissertation research, she has been conducting the analysis of Early Jomon data from central Japan. In particular, in the academic year of 1996/97, she conducted an analysis of artifacts from the Takada Shell-midden, Kanagawa Prefecture. She plans to publish the results of this analysis in the form of a monograph.
Principal Faculty: Professor Junko Habu
UC Berkeley Course: Anthropology 134A
This six-week summer program provides an introduction to field and laboratory methods in the archaeology of prehistoric Jomon hunter-gatherers of Japan. It is currently the only archaeological field school in Japan offered by an American university. As part of the Berkeley Sannai Maruyama/Goshizawa Matsumori Project (see below), we will excavate the Goshizawa Matsumori site. At this site, we will excavate one pit- dwelling, catalog the potsherds and other artifacts excavated from the site, and collect soil-samples for flotation. Flotation will be done to retrieve floral/faunal remains and lithic debitage. We also plan to work on soil samples that were previously collected from the Sannai Maruyama Site. This field school is run in collaboration with the Aomori Prefectural Archaeological Center, Board of Education of Aomori City, and the Preservation Office of the Sannai Maruyama site (a branch office of the Board of Education of Aomori Prefecture).
Interesting fonts for logo design
Dennis used an Arts and Crafts style font on the earlier website.
Other fonts of interest include:
Currently there are two Archaeological Field Schools, one in Nemea and the other in Mycenae. The purpose of the field schools is to provide an opportunity for undergraduate students to participate in archaeological research in Greece and receive academic credit from the UCB Classics Department.