ANTHRARC 683 - Topics in Archaeology
Fall 2023, Section 002 - Gender and Archaeology
Instruction Mode: Section 002 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Anthropology, Archaeological (ANTHRARC)
Department: LSA Anthropology
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Waitlist Capacity:
Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing only.
May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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Start/End Date:
Full Term 8/28/23 - 12/6/23 (see other Sections below)
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The fight for gender equality has become a matter of urgent public discourse. Much of this struggle has focused on current developments in the West, propelling changes whose speed and visibility appear unique. Yet, shifting gender dynamics occur the world over and are as old as humanity itself. The purpose of this course is to equip students with the theoretical and methodological background to examine how gender shaped human societies from deep prehistory to the present day. To do so, it will primarily use the tools of archaeology, thus focusing on the material traces left by the communities that inhabited our planet in the past. By deciphering a wide array of datasets, from domestic organization to burial assemblages, from dress ornaments to iconographic representations, and by zooming into salient case studies, this course illuminates the astonishing variability of human gender dynamics. Students will gain an in-depth understanding of how gender works, both in past and in present societies. Doing this through the prism of archaeology allows us to better grasp the many forms that gender organization can take, and the deep social and economic forces that shape them.


ANTHRARC 683 - Topics in Archaeology
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
F 1:00PM - 4:00PM
8/28/23 - 12/6/23
002 (SEM)
 In Person
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
8/28/23 - 12/6/23
003 (SEM)
 In Person
Tu 10:00AM - 1:00PM
8/28/23 - 12/6/23

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