228. Archeology and the Public: A Global Perspective -3 Hours
3 SS, CD
Why is the public so interested in archaeology? What are archaeologists’ responsibilities to the public? Power differences can be justified through claims about the past, archaeological sites can be developed as money-making resources, and audiences love Indiana Jones. Each week, we will explore one way that archaeology is relevant to modern life and ask how archaeologists can engage with the public about that issue. Students will present viewpoints on case studies from around the world. Enrollment Limit: 20
334. Grave Matters: The Archaeology of Death, Decay, and Discovery - 3 Hours
How do archaeologists study coffins, tombs, and human remains to learn about ancient societies? This course will explore the theory and practice of the archaeology of death. Topics will include the inference of social organization from mortuary remains, the experience of death and dying, social memory, identity, and others. Students will learn approaches to mortuary excavation and consider the politics and ethics of conducting burial archaeology globally. Enrollment Limit: 25
263. The Inka and their Ancestors - 3 Hours
Provides a survey of the archaeology of the Andean region of South America (parts of modern-day Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Chile, Colombia, and Argentina). By studying the period from the arrival of the first Americans to the transformation of indigenous societies under Spanish rule, the course will introduce civilizations such as the Moche, Wari, and Inka. The course will also explore the politics and practice of archaeological research in the region today.
Enrollment Limit: 25