About This Project


This workbook was designed for the Introduction to Archaeology (ANTH 2339) class in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Texas at Arlington. It was created to provide exercises that supplement and expand on topics and issues raised in lecture. For each major topic, students complete exercises that serve a range of functions; for example, some chapters are designed as note-taking aids to be filled out in class and/or during lecture (Chapter 4), while others can be completed at the end of the week to review key concepts and ideas. Exercises in this workbook vary from creating bullet point lists, completing tables, conducting online research, and writing short essays. At the end of the course students will have a completed workbook that can serve as a study guide.

About the Author

Ashley Lemke is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). She received her Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and Classical Civilization from the University of Texas in 2008, her Master’s degree in Anthropology from the University of Michigan in 2010, and her PhD in Anthropology from the University of Michigan in 2016. Her research focuses on hunter-gatherers and she works on land and underwater to examine archaeological sites. Dr. Lemke has worked extensively in North America and has conducted research at archaeological sites in Romania, Germany, and Spain. In addition to rigorous and innovative research, Dr. Lemke is a dedicated teacher. She is the recipient of the 2020 President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and the 2019 Outstanding Teaching Award for Tenure-Track Faculty from the University of Texas at Arlington. She was also awarded the Student Organization Advisor of Year Award in 2020 for her service as Faculty Advisor to the Anthropology club at UTA.

Brooke Troutman is the Scholarly Impact and Social Sciences Librarian for The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries. She is the liaison librarian for the School of Social Work as well as the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. She received her Bachelor’s degree in History and Anthropology from Illinois State University in 2011. She received her Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from Wayne State University in 2016. Her research interests include reclaiming library relevancy as a fundamental place for lifelong learning. This work includes collaborating closely with all university faculty and students to improve research and scholarship across disciplines. Her interests also include working to show libraries as a place for inclusion and access to information for all. She is a member of the American Library Association and the Association for College and Research Libraries. She is also a member of the Value of Academic Libraries Committee which works to promote and grow the value of academic libraries and improve the higher education experience for students.

Alanis Ramos Berrios is a recent graduate from the Anthropology program at the University of Texas at Arlington. She received her bachelor’s degree in December 2019. As an undergraduate, she became the President of the Anthropology Club at her university and used this as an avenue for other endeavors such as becoming a Research Assistant and teaching College Success courses to incoming freshmen. She has been part of two archaeological field projects in the southern United States that focus on prehistoric hunter-gatherers. She plans to keep pursuing archaeology at a graduate level.

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