AHIS 201 Digging Into the Past Essay Instructions:
The first part of your field report should consist of a presentation of your “theoretical framework,” the working narrative that you have created that describes the society and/or individuals that created this artifact and why. (See instructions on your group web page for specific prompts regarding the information that should be included in this report.) When describing your theoretical framework, you should include the evidence that supports your narrative and provide an indication of how certain you are that your framework is accurate. You do not have to be 100% positive about every assumption that you make. In fact, you shouldn’t be. That’s where the second part of your report comes in.
The second part of your field report is an appeal for the necessity of further research into the artifact, the context in which it was discovered, or both. This does not need to be written in the form of a formal grant request.* The purpose of this appeal is to lay the foundation for a formal request that this fictional version of yourself would be writing later on. (Don’t worry, you won’t actually be writing a grant request.) Your intent is to pique the interest of the head of your department by highlighting the historical significance of this object. You will then describe three techniques or methodologies (no more, no less) that will maximize our collective knowledge of this artifact and provide you with the evidence to prove or disprove your theoretical framework.
• Field reports should be within 10% of 1,100 words (appx. 4 pages), double-spaced, Times New Roman, 12 point font.
• Two parts of report do not need to be divided, but should be given roughly equal length/ attention.
• As this is intended to be an official report addressed to the head of your department (ie: your boss,) the style should be formal.
• Run spelling and grammar check.
• Evidence should be provided for all statements explaining your theoretical framework.
-All of this evidence can be gathered from the information on your artifact page, your e-book, primary sources provided on iCollege, or the videos. No citation is needed if these are the sources that you use.
-If you do use information from sources that were not used in class, they must be cited!
• Your discussion of the three techniques or methodologies that should be applied to study your artifact should include a justification of these would be the most effective in gaining new information.
AHIS 201 Digging Into the Past Essay