Library Course Assessment for
Archaeology 252

December 20, 2004

Introduction | Monographs | Serials | Bibliographic Tools | Costs


This is the Library’s assessment for Archaeology 252 Ancient Egypt and Africa. It will first be offered in 2005-1 and annually thereafter with an expected enrollment of 50-75 students. It has been successfully offered as a Special Topics course since 2002 and adequately supported by the Library.


SFU Library monograph holdings were analyzed using Library of Congress Subject Headings. SFU holdings are listed below, and include only the books on the main headings, not the sub-headings associated with these.

Archaeology – Africa 5
Archaeology - Egypt 2
Africa – Antiquities 28
Africa, Sub-Saharan – Civilization 18
Eqypt - Antiquities 116
Egypt – Civilization – To 332 BC 31
Egypt – History – To 332 BC 23
Egypt – History – 332-30 BC 4
Egyptology 8
Paleoanthropology 5
Prehistoric peoples – Africa 10

With one exception, the Library already owns the books on the course reading list. The title below should be acquired for the collection. This can be covered from the existing library budget.

The Oxford history of ancient Egypt / Ian Shaw, ed. Oxford Univ. Press, 2000. 0198150342. $59

The Library has adequate monograph holdings to support this course.


The SFU Library provides access to the following journals, either by direct subscription or via aggregated database, that will provide useful material for students in this course.

Evolution and human behavior
Evolutionary anthropology
Human evolution
International journal of middle-east studies
Journal of African archaeology
Journal of near eastern studies
Nyame Akuma
Journal of human evolution

A subscription to the Journal of African Archaeology has recently been inititated, to begin in 2005. Purchase of some back issues of this new journal should be a high priority in support of this course. This acquisition can be made from the existing library budget.

The Library has adequate serial holdings to support this course.

Bibliographic Tools

The following bibliographic tools, provided by Library license, will be useful for students in this course, and will be adequate for finding appropriate literature:

Anthropological Index Online
Anthropological Literature

Costs: there are no new library costs associated with this course.

Note:  The materials required for this course are located in the WAC Bennett Library on the Burnaby campus.  This assessment is based on the assumption that the course will be offered at SFU’s Burnaby campus.  If the course was to be offered at SFU Surrey or Harbour Centre, or as an off-campus course, additional Library costs would be incurred.

Owned by: Patty Gallilee
Last revised: 2015-07-03