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For this project, you will need to find an academic journal article about a site

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For this project, you will need to find an academic journal article about a site, finding, or concept relevant to Egyptian archeology For this project, you will summarize and assess the conclusions in an article from an academic journal article of your choosing. Your job is to describe how the authors have come to their conclusions and whether the techniques they applied have provided empirical (real world support) for their discovery. The academic journal that meets the following criteria; 1. The article should be about any kind of archaeological study in Egypt from any time period or reading
Content- Your project will be an extended reading review, . Your project should have the following components…
1. Background- Summarize the author(s)’s goals (review the article abstract). Does (do) the author(s) offer a specific theoretical perspective? 2. Evidence- What kinds of archaeological materials, contexts or other phenomena are of interest?
3. Methods of analysis- Provide some general information about the methods used, such as radiocarbon dating, stratigraphy, artifact analysis or epigraphy (the study of writing). Do some background research on the methods, for example a brief overview of radiocarbon dating (if relevant), or a brief discussion of excavation techniques, beyond what is discussed in the article. To do this step successfully, you should review the references cited section for your article to identify a reference for a method or technique that elaborates on the application of that method. 4. Conclusions- Comment on the relationship between the conclusions and the methods and data used to reach them. If there is a stated theoretical position, how does this impact the conclusions?
Format- The final project is submit as a 6-9 page research paper
Grading- Your grade will be based on… Content- 45 points. This grade will be based on the quality of the information you present, background discussion, methods summary, and how well you relate your conclusions to the information you present.
Style- 15 points quality of written Were there a lot of misspellings and ungrammatical sentences? How was the / paper organized; did paragraph follow logically from the next? Is there an introduction and conclusion
References- 5 points. This grade is based on the quality of your bibliography. Did you use quality library resources. Did you find additional background information about the methods used in the article you selected? Are your references formatted properly, using the style specified in class assignments? Citation guidelines
Follow these guidelines when citing information from references. Remember to include page numbers
when quoting directly, or when closely summarizing the information in the article. Please include the complete text reference at the end of the paper, for example…
(Journal article)
Mieth, A. and H. Bork
2010 “Humans, climate or introduced rats-which is to blame for the woodland destruction of prehistoric Rapa Nui?” Journal Format- The final project is a research project that you can either a) construct as a 20-25 slide Powerpoint presentation (or some equivalent) that is due Tuesday, May 31st or b) submit as a 6-9 page research paper that is due Monday, June 6th
. All students are required to submit a preliminary bibliography for their final projects by Monday, May 23rd
.
If you choose the presentation option, your presentation will be posted online during Week 10 for student questions and comments. You may use a combination of slides with illustrations and text, or narration, if you choose. Presentations will be eligible for extra credit because of the earlier due date. Grading- Your grade will be based on… Content- 45 points. This grade will be based on the quality of the information you present, background discussion, methods summary, and how well you relate your conclusions to the information you present. Style- 15 points. This grade will be based on the quality of visual presentation (presentation option) or quality of written work (paper option). For example, were your pictures clear? Were there a lot of misspellings and ungrammatical sentences? How was the presentation/ paper organized; did one slide/ paragraph follow logically from the next? Is there an introduction and conclusion?
References- 5 points. This grade is based on the quality of your bibliography. Did you use library resources (including electronic journals you accessed online)? Did you find additional background information about the methods used in the article you selected? Are your references formatted properly, using the style specified in class assignments? Citation guidelines
Follow these guidelines when citing information from references. Remember to include page numbers
when quoting directly, or when closely summarizing the information in the article. Please include the complete text reference at the end of the paper, for example…
(Journal article)
Mieth, A. and H. Bork
2010 “Humans, climate or introduced rats-which is to blame for the woodland destruction of prehistoric Rapa Nui?” Journal of Archaeological Science, vol. 37, pp. 417-426
When citing specific material in the body of your text, or quoting from a reading, use the following format (Author date:pp), for example (Mieth and Bork 2010:417).
Other reference formats
(Website)
Wenz, J. (2014, Aug. 27). The Other Neanderthal. http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/08/the-other-neanderthal/375916/
(Wenz 2014)
(Book)
Stahl, A. (ed.) 2005 African Archaeology. Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing of Archaeological Science, vol. 37, pp. 417-426
When citing specific material in the body of your text, or quoting from a reading, use the following format (Author date:pp), for example (Mieth and Bork 2010:417).
Other reference formats
(Website)
Wenz, J. (2014, Aug. 27). The Other Neanderthal. http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/08/the-other-neanderthal/375916/
(Wenz 2014)
(Book)
Stahl, A. (ed.) 2005 African Archaeology. Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing
(Stahl 2005:345)

 

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