ANTHRARC 582 - Archaeology II
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Anthropology, Archaeological (ANTHRARC)
Department: LSA Anthropology
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Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing and permission of instructor.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course is designed to acquaint students with the concepts and methods used by archaeologists to understand the organization and development of complex societies, from the first village networks to the the first empires. Concepts to be investigated include social evolution, status and rank, tribal societies and complex hunter-gatherers, chiefdoms, states, hierarchy, ideology, and urbanism. Among our class objectives are to read and discuss the fundamental source materials on the topic, focusing on past and current theoretical constructs; to evaluate the vocabulary, principles, and theories used for understanding complex societies generally; and to jointly explore major case studies from across the temporal and geographic sweep of the past 12,000 years of human history in North and South America, Eurasia, Africa and the Pacific, evaluating these principles and theories.

Course Requirements:

Students can opt for either an easy exam or a research paper.

Intended Audience:

This course is designed for graduate students in Anthropology, but students in Classical Archaeology, Near Eastern Studies, and other programs often take it.

ANTHRARC 582 - Archaeology II
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001 (LEC)
3Graduate Standing
Tu 4:00PM - 7:00PM
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