The Pre-Columbian World: 100 Objects|
ARCP 227, ARHA 227, LAST 327|
From cities of gold and frightful gods to apocalyptic calendars and ritual human sacrifice, the ancient Americas are both sensational and sensationalized. This course delves deeper into the Pre-Columbian world by examining 100 objects made and left behind by indigenous Americans. We will explore cultures and histories in North, Central, and South America from the peopling of the New World over 10,000 years ago to the arrival of Europeans at the end of the fifteenth century. Organizational themes include: the domestication of plants and animals, notions of rulership and authority, modes of communication, and religious ideologies.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ARCP-MN)(ARCP)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Berlo and Phillips, NATIVE NORTH AMERICAN ART
McEwan, ANCIENT AMERICAN ART IN DETAIL
Miller, THE ART OF MESOAMERICA
Stone, ART OF THE ANDES: FROM CHAVIN TO INCA
We will also make use of selections from other books, museum catalogues, and articles.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Bi-weekly quizzes (identification of five objects), a short paper based on an object chosen from the Archaeology and Anthropology Collections of the former Wesleyan Museum, and a final research paper.
|Instructor(s): Newman,Sarah Elizabeth Times: ..T.R.. 02:40PM-04:00PM; Location: FISK302; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 30||SR major: 3||JR major: 5|| || |
|Seats Available: 22||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 3||JR non-major: 9||SO: 10||FR: 0|
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