ANTHRARC 180 - First-Year Seminar in Anthropological Archaeology
Section: 001 Prehistory of the World in 22 Objects
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Anthropology, Archaeological (ANTHRARC)
Department: LSA Anthropology
Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of department.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Archaeologists study the human past through the material evidence people left behind. Using archaeological objects from the collections of U-M museums, this class explores the deep history of the human experience: from our first tool-making ancestors through the rise of early states and empires. 22 objects (approximately one each class session) will provide the framework for discussing the practice of archaeology (how archaeologists analyze fragmentary evidence to reconstruct the human past), the knowledge of archaeology (what we actually know about the past from the study of these materials—and what still remains to be learned), and the presentation of archaeological knowledge (to diverse audiences and in diverse settings such as museums, popular media, or academic publications). Students will be introduced to hands on learning opportunities through visits to the collections of the Museum of Anthropological Archaeology and will gain experience presenting archaeological information to diverse audiences and in diverse ways.

ANTHRARC 180 - First-Year Seminar in Anthropological Archaeology
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
12Enrollment Management
MW 8:30AM - 10:00AM
002 (SEM)
12Enrollment Management
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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