ANTHRARC 282 - Doing Archaeology: Essential Theory and Methods
Fall 2021, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Anthropology, Archaeological (ANTHRARC)
Department: LSA Anthropology
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Requirements & Distribution:
May not be repeated for credit.
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Cutting-edge science meets ancient artifacts as archaeologists unlock the mysteries of the human past. This course uses examples from around the world to demonstrate how we study “prehistory”—the time before written records, from our early ancestors to the development of major civilizations. We’ll talk about techniques used to collect archaeological data, what these data can and cannot tell us about the past (both of which are sometimes surprising!), and how we interpret what prehistoric lives were like. Sections are designed to explore lecture topics in more detail, and to supplement them with hands-on interactions with artifacts.

Intended Audience:

No background in anthropology required; this course is designed both to serve as a foundation for those interested in pursuing more advanced topics in archaeology and to be exciting and useful for those in other majors.


ANTHRARC 282 - Doing Archaeology: Essential Theory and Methods
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001 (LEC)
 In Person
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (DIS)
 In Person
Tu 12:00PM - 1:00PM
003 (DIS)
 In Person
W 9:00AM - 10:00AM
004 (DIS)
 In Person
Tu 4:00PM - 5:00PM

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