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Adventures in Fugawiland! : A Computerized Simulation in Archaeology / With CD-ROM - 3rd edition

Adventures in Fugawiland! : A Computerized Simulation in Archaeology / With CD-ROM (ISBN10: 0072559152; ISBN13: 9780072559156)
ISBN13: 978-0072559156
ISBN10: 0072559152

Summary: This computer program and workbook package introduces students to the fundamentals of archaeological research by allowing them to simulate fieldwork experiences. In the simulation, students see a map of hypothetical prehistoric sites, choose sites to excavate on-screen, examine what they find, and answer questions about their findings. In the workbook, students learn the basics of fieldwork and analysis, conduct a series of studies, and prepare a report of their inve
stigations. New to This Edition
  • Revisions to the program allow for the addition of color photographs of archaeological fieldwork and enhance the overall user experience.
  • Part II has been expanded, particularly in Chapter 1 on the discovery of archaeological Sites.
  • The section on contour maps has been expanded to clarify how these maps are drawn.
  • Chapter 3 on analysis and interpretation has been elaborated with some corrections in the section on radiocarbon dating and more detailed discussion of technology, social organization, and ideology.
  • Further refinements and corrections have been included in the remaining chapters to improve the overall experience with Fugawiland.
Features
  • In the simulation, students see a map of hypothetical prehistoric sites, choose sites to excavate on-screen, examine what they find, and answer questions about their findings. In the workbook, students learn the basics of fieldwork and analysis, conduct a series of studies, and prepare a report of their investigations.
  • Students are introduced to problem-solving methods archaeologists use.
  • Method and theory are integrated with practical application.
  • An actual topographic map showing the distribution of sites on the landscape appears in both the program and the workbook.
  • A regional plot provides a graph of the relative abundance of different site characteristics shown on the regional topographic map of Fugawiland.
  • Abundant help screens in the program and extensive sections in the workbook provide assistance in using both the computer and the program.
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Summary: This computer program and workbook package introduces students to the fundamentals of archaeological research by allowing them to simulate fieldwork experiences. In the simulation, students see a map of hypothetical prehistoric sites, choose sites to excavate on-screen, examine what they find, and answer questions about their findings. In the workbook, students learn the basics of fieldwork and analysis, conduct a series of studies, and prepare a report of their investigations. New to This Edition
  • Revisions to the program allow for the addition of color photographs of archaeological fieldwork and enhance the overall user experience.
  • Part II has been expanded, particularly in Chapter 1 on the discovery of archaeological Sites.
  • The section on contour maps has been expanded to clarify how these maps are drawn.
  • Chapter 3 on analysis and interpretation has been elaborated with some corrections in the section on radiocarbon dating and more detailed discussion of technology, social organization, and ideology.
  • Further refinements and corrections have been included in the remaining chapters to improve the overall experience with Fugawiland.
Features
  • In the simulation, students see a map of hypothetical prehistoric sites, choose sites to excavate on-screen, examine what they find, and answer questions about their findings. In the workbook, students learn the basics of fieldwork and analysis, conduct a series of studies, and prepare a report of their investigations.
  • Students are introduced to problem-solving methods archaeologists use.
  • Method and theory are integrated with practical application.
  • An actual topographic map showing the distribution of sites on the landscape appears in both the program and the workbook.
  • A regional plot provides a graph of the relative abundance of different site characteristics shown on the regional topographic map of Fugawiland.
  • Abundant help screens in the program and extensive sections in the workbook provide assistance in using both the computer and the program.
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Edition/Copyright: 3RD 02
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Publisher: Mayfield Publishing Co.
Year Published: 2002
International: No

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