The Development of Archaeological Theory and Practice|
Fall 2011 not offered
In the first half of the semester, we will examine archaeology from its origins as an interest in ancient material culture, through its establishment as an academic discipline, to its current multidisciplinary sophistication. In the second half of the course, we will concentrate on developments in the last 30 years. The focus will be on how archaeologists think about the past and how they (re)construct representations of it, tracing developments in method, theory, and ethics. Archaeological remains and archaeological practices will be examined within a global framework.
Initial drafts will be critiqued by instructor and other students in the class. Final assignment will be the presentation of a mock meetings paper.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ANTH)(ARCP)
Preucel and Mrozowski, CONTEMPORARY ARCHAEOLOGY IN THEORY: THE NEW PRAGMATISM, 2nd Edition (ISBN 9781405158534)
Trigger, A HISTORY OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL THOUGHT, 2nd Edition (ISBN 9780521600491)
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Two short papers, a research paper, and a presentation based on the research paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
ARCP204 Introduction to Archaeology or other ARCP courses recommended.
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