(Note: description is summarized- refer to your syllabus for more detailed instructions)
Your final paper will involve picking an artifact from the Spurlock Museum collection database (http://www.spurlock.illinois.edu/collections/search-collection/) and writing a research paper about the object and the culture that produced it. Your object can be ancient or more recent, but in either case you will take an archaeological approach to its study. With permission, your completed paper can be given to the Spurlock Museum to include with the museum record about this object.
As you write your paper you should bring in themes/topics/theoretical perspectives that we cover in class. Your final paper should also fulfill the following criteria:
Important information you need to determine prior to searching:
Using key words from your answers to the above questions, you can begin to search for information about the archaeological and cultural context of the artifact.