‘Uncover the unknown’ in CCCC archaeology

‘Uncover the unknown’ in CCCC archaeologyCERRO COSO COMMUNITY COLLEGE — For those with a sense of adventure, mystery and discovery, Cerro Coso Community College is offering an archaeology class at the Ridgecrest campus this fall. Part detection, part research and part treasure hunting, the course will cover the basic principles of archaeology, study ancient civilizations around the world and practice hands-on archaeological techniques.

ANTH C131 (72646) introduces archaeology as a subfield of anthropology that studies humanity’s prehistory, history and present through the study of material remains and the archaeological record of human development from our origins to modern times. The course includes a discussion of the nature of scientific inquiry; the history of interdisciplinary nature or archaeological research, dating techniques, methods of survey, excavation, analysis, and interpretation. Students will learn cultural resource management, professional ethics, and selected cultural sequences.

The class will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 12:26 p.m. in East Wing 205.

The class will be taught by Dr. Sarah King, who joined the Cerro Coso faculty in 2011.

Fascinated by the study of human remains from the Stone Age to modern day forensics classes, King has experience researching evidence of violence in skeletal remains. She holds a bachelor of arts in anthropology from the University of California Santa Cruz, and an M.A. in anthropology from the University of Mexico.

She spent four and a half years in England earning her PhD in archaeological science with emphasis on violence and warfare in Iron-Age England from the University of Bradford, West Yorkshire, Eng-land. Originally from Redding, King participated in two memorable archeological digs in Paris and one in Spain.

On-campus fall classes begin Aug. 26. For more information call the counseling department at 760-382-6219.

Story First Published: 2019-06-21