Introduction to Archaeology|
What can fragments of pottery, stones, and bones reveal about the lives of people who lived thousands or even millions of years ago? What does the archaeological record reveal about human evolution, past human diets and health, ancient socioeconomic systems, and the emergence of early cities? And how can we preserve archaeological sites and artifacts for future generations? This course will introduce students to the interdisciplinary field of archaeology. We will discuss key methods and principles that archaeologists use to study the human past while covering a survey of world prehistory from the earliest stone tools to the archaeology of contemporary material culture. Students will have the opportunity to examine real archaeological artifacts--including artifacts excavated from historic Middletown--and will be encouraged to think critically about the ways that archaeology informs our understanding of both the past and the present.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ANTH)(ARCP-MN)(ARCP)(ENVS-MN)(ENVS)(IDEA-MN)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
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In fall 2020, ARCP204 will include asynchronous online prerecorded lectures and weekly reading assignments, combined with synchronous laboratory/discussion sessions. Half the class will meet for discussion on Wednesdays and half on Fridays during the regularly scheduled course meeting times. Students should plan to attend their same smaller group session for the duration of the semester. Most laboratory/discussion sessions will be on Zoom. Remote students must be able to attend one of these two weekly Zoom sessions. We will also have a few optional in-person laboratory sessions for viewing archaeological collections. Remote students should be aware that they may not be able to attend these in-person laboratory sessions. All exams will be on Moodle.
|Instructor(s): Brunson,Katherine Times: .M.W.F. 09:50AM-10:40AM; Location: NO ROOM; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 25||SR major: X||JR major: X|| || |
|Seats Available: 1||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 4||JR non-major: 5||SO: 8||FR: 8|
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