Read the article carefully and then write a report in which you specifically address what the thesis/point of the article is, the kinds of evidence the author(s) presents, and how the author(s) employs the evidence to argue for his or her point. Based on the evidence & arguments presented, do you think that your author made a convincing case? Are there any obvious weaknesses in the evidence presented or the arguments? After reading the article, what additional questions do you have concerning the author’s position?
The purpose of this exercise is to gain practice in reading and understanding the kinds of evidence and argument employed by archaeological professionals. The articles are fairly short by disciplinary standards (18-30 pages, typically) and not hyper-technical. It is NOT expected that you will understand all of the references or nuances of the articles. The basic points are quite accessible, however, even to non-specialists.
This should be a report in the range of around 1000-1200 words, typed & double-spaced.
You may NOT use direct quotes from the articles in this assignment. Express the author’s ideas as you understand them in your own words. Because of that, and because you are responding to a specific article, it is not necessary to use internal documentation to indicate your source. You should make clear in the first paragraph, however, to which article you are responding.
THE ARTICLE TO BE USED IS ATTACHED