ANTH 103 Pyramids, Bones, and Sherds: What is Archaeology?

Last offered Fall 2013

Anthropology examines not only living societies, but also prehistoric cultures whose remains are found worldwide. This course will present how archaeology reconstructs the various aspects of human society from the physical record of prehistory. How do we study the subsistence and settlement patterns, the political and social organization, and the economy and ideology of prehistoric societies who have left behind mute material records? The objective of anthropological archaeology is to bring to life these prehistoric cultures through archaeological analysis. The different goals, approaches and methodologies of modern archaeology will be discussed theoretically and then applied to case studies.
Class Format: lecture/discussion/class presentations of case studies
Requirements/Evaluation: class presentations, two papers, midterm and final exams
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Divisional Attributes: Division II
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Enrollment Limit: 40
Expected Enrollment: 25
Class Number: 1263
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ANTH 103 LEC What is Archaeology? Division 2: Social Studies Antonia E. Foias
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