ANTHRARC 285 - Frauds and Fantastic Claims in Archaeology
Fall 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Anthropology, Archaeological (ANTHRARC)
Department: LSA Anthropology
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
SS, RE
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

Have sensationalized stories about archaeology, such as claims about Atlantis and Ancient Aliens, ever caught your attention?  In this course we explore extraordinary interpretations of archaeological remains that captivate the public’s imagination but are usually considered fringe ideas by professional archaeologists. By investigating these claims, including ones that have proven to be correct, you will learn how archaeologists interpret the past and to be critical consumers of information about the past. You will also learn skills that will hone your ability to identify and critique misinformation in news stories about science.

Course Requirements:

Student are evaluated through weekly quizzes, four short article critiques, and participation in discussion section and lecture.

Intended Audience:

No background in archaeology is needed, only a desire to think critically about interpretations of our human past.

Class Format:

This is a large lecture course but each lecture includes activities or discussion. Discussion sections are designed to expand on topics from lecture with hands-on activities and small group discussions.

Schedule

ANTHRARC 285 - Frauds and Fantastic Claims in Archaeology
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
25569
Open
1
 
9
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (DIS)
 In Person
25570
Closed
0
 
5
Th 3:00PM - 4:00PM
003 (DIS)
 In Person
25571
Closed
0
 
2
Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
004 (DIS)
 In Person
25572
Closed
0
 
2
F 1:00PM - 2:00PM

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