East Asian Archaeology|
ANTH 291, CEAS 291, ENVS 291|
This course will introduce students to remarkable archaeological discoveries from East Asia, focusing on the archaeology of ancient China, but also including finds from Japan, Korea, and Mongolia. Beginning with "Peking Man" and Asia's earliest hominin inhabitants, we will explore the lives of Paleolithic hunter gatherers, the origins of domestic rice and pigs, the emergence of early villages and cities, the origins of writing, ancient ritual systems, long-distance interactions through land and maritime Silk Roads, and the archaeology of Chinese diaspora populations living in the 19th Century United States. We will also consider the current state of archaeological research in East Asia, focusing on site preservation, cultural heritage management, and the political roles of archaeology.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ANTH)(ARCP-MN)(ARCP)(CEAS-MN)(CEAS)(ENVS-MN)(ENVS)(IDEA-MN)(IDEA)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
In fall 2020, ARCP291 will include asynchronous online prerecorded lectures and weekly reading assignments, combined with synchronous discussion sessions on Wednesdays. Most required laboratory/discussion sessions will be on Zoom. Remote students must be able to attend weekly Zoom sessions on Wednesdays. We will also have a few optional in-person laboratory sessions for viewing archaeological collections in smaller groups (half the class will meet on Monday and half will meet on Wednesday). Remote students should be aware that they may not be able to attend these in-person laboratory sessions. All exams and written assignments will be completed on Moodle.
|Instructor(s): Brunson,Katherine Times: .M.W... 02:50PM-04:10PM; Location: NO ROOM; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 16||SR major: 2||JR major: 2|| || |
|Seats Available: 0||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 2||JR non-major: 2||SO: 4||FR: 4|
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