Interpreting multiple histories of a lithic artifact: introducing undergraduate students to research using the SEM part of Cutting Edge:Data, Simulations and Models:Workshop 03:Activities
We introduced introductory geology and archaeology students to research using the Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) at KSU. Students selected images of a complicated lithic stone tool to image and then wrote an interpretive history of the artifact based on their observations of the images.
Petrology part of Cutting Edge:Course Design:Goals Database
Course focuses primarily on igneous petrology with limited metamorphic petrology content. Course is typically taken by junior or senior students.
Environmental Geology part of Cutting Edge:Course Design:Goals Database
This course serves both non-science majors and entering Geology and Environmental Studies majors.
Obsidian Available part of NAGT:Teaching Resources:Rock and Mineral Exchange:Postings
Kirsten Nicolaysen, Whitman College firstname.lastname@example.org Description of Available Specimens How many pieces are available: Large Collection Lots of obsidian available, likely from Oregon. Samples are all same, ...