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  • CAS AR 338: Mare Nostrum: Material Culture and Identity after Alexander
    This course examines the interconnected cultures of the Eastern Mediterranean from the era of Alexander the Great (4th century BCE) through the Roman emperors period (c. 2nd-3rd centuries CE), with a focus on the material correlates of the identity.
  • CAS AR 342: Archaeology in the Holy Land
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: sophomore, junior, or senior standing.
    In Israel, archaeology is part of current events. The study of remains from the Israelite to the Muslim conquests (c. 1200 BCE -- 640 CE) to learn how material evidence created and still plays a role in a larger historical drama. Also offered as CAS RN 390.
  • CAS AR 343: Anatolian Archaeology
    A historically-oriented survey of the material remains of the ancient cultures of Turkey and northwest Iran from the Neolithic to the Hellenistic period. Emphasis is on the Hittite Empire and civilizations that succeeded it in the first millennium BCE.
  • CAS AR 347: Egypt and Northeast Africa: Early States in Egypt, Nubia, and Eritrea/Ethiopia
    Focuses on early states in northeast Africa, in Egypt, Nubia, and Eritrea/Ethiopia. Comparative analyses include socioeconomic institutions, kingship, burial practices, and religions of these early states, concentrating on archaeological as well as textual evidence.
  • CAS AR 348: Gods, Graves and Pyramids: Ancient Egyptian Religion and Ritual
    This course provides an understanding of the beliefs of the ancient Egyptians, based on a synthesis of the data: archaeological, architectural, and textual.
  • CAS AR 370: Archaeology of Colonial America
    Introduction to the archaeology of American life in the colonial period. A consideration of the material culture of early America, including architecture, artifacts, complete sites, and the use of archaeology to confirm or modify the written record.
  • CAS AR 371: Archaeology of Postcolonial America
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: none.
    The archaeology of America from the Revolution to the present. Deals with the social history, industry, and material culture of recent and modern Americans.
  • CAS AR 381: Introduction to Paleoethnobotany: Plants and Ancient Man
    Introduces the method and theory of the study through archaeological evidence of the uses of plants by humans. Highlights the relationship between humans and their environment and between the environment and the archaeological record. Laboratory sessions concentrate on identification.
  • CAS AR 382: Zooarchaeology
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS AR 101.
    Introduction to archaeological analysis of animal bones. Provides a basis for the use of faunal remains in the investigation of paleoecology, analysis of archaeological formation histories, and techniques for interpreting human subsistence activities.
  • CAS AR 390: The Archaeology of Southeast Asia
    Examines the prehistoric and historic cultures of Southeast Asia, including the first arrival of humans, regional Neolithic and Bronze Age communities, early states, maritime trading networks, as well as political motivations in archaeology and the illicit antiquities trade.
  • CAS AR 435: Topics in the Materiality of Ancient Mediterranean Religions
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: prior coursework in archaeology or ancient religions, or consent of instructor.
    Investigates material traces and contexts of religion in the Graeco-Roman world, including iconic, architectural, votive, magical, and other archaeological remains; and draws on theories of space, image, and ritual performance. Topics vary. Also offered as CAS RN 490.
  • CAS AR 450: Methods and Theory of Archaeology
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: at least two archaeological studies courses at 200 level or above, senior status, or consent of instructor.
    An interdisciplinary course dealing with field and laboratory techniques, research methods, concepts and problems in archaeological theory, and formulation of research designs.
  • CAS AR 451: Seminar: Mesoamerican Archaeology
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: junior standing and one or more of the following: CASAR222, CASAR250, CASAR251, CASAR322, CASAR323, CASAR353; or consent of instructor.
    Advanced seminar covering major events and processes of the Mesoamerican culture region. Topics vary by semester, but may include issues such as early villages, urbanization, state formation, households, religion, economy and exchange, and the Spanish conquest and early colonialism.
  • CAS AR 480: Archaeological Ethics and the Law
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: junior standing or consent of instructor.
    Ethical and legal issues for archaeologists. Topics include archaeology as a public interest; legal organization of archaeology; international approaches to heritage management; looting, collecting, and the antiquities market; maritime law and underwater archaeology; and cultural resource management in the United States.
  • CAS AR 500: Public Archaeology in the United States
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: graduate student standing or Archaeology major/minor with junior standing, or consent of instructor.
    Introduction to the practice of public archaeology in the United States: historical and legal background; federal, state, and local programs; archaeology and Native Americans; contract archaeology; survey, evaluation, and mitigation projects; professional employment in U.S. cultural resource management. This course cannot be taken for credit in addition to the course entitled "U.S. Archaeological Heritage Management" that was previously numbered GRS AR 805.
  • CAS AR 503: Archaeological Field Methods: Survey and Excavation
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS AR 101 and CAS AR 102; and admission to the Guatemala Archaeology Program.
    An interdisciplinary course dealing with field and laboratory techniques, research methods, concepts and problems in archaeological theory, and formulation of research designs.
  • CAS AR 506: Regional Archaeology and Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: two archaeology courses or consent of instructor.
    Graduate Prerequisites: two archaeology courses or consent of instructor.
    Use of advanced computer (GIS) techniques to address regional archaeological problems.This applied course examines digital encoding and manipulation of archaeological and environmental data, and methods for testing hypotheses, analyzing, and modeling the archaeological record.
  • CAS AR 510: Proposal Writing for Social Science Research
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: admission to AR Honors Program or advanced undergraduate standing with consent of instructor.
    Graduate Prerequisites: graduate student standing in the social sciences or humanities.
    The purpose of this course is to turn students' intellectual interests into answerable, field-based research questions. The goal is the production of a project proposal for future research. Also offered as CAS AN 510.
  • CAS AR 534: Seminar in Roman Art
    In-depth examination of varying topics in the study of Roman art and architecture. Topic for Fall 2016: Imperial Rome. The development of Rome from an Iron Age village to the capital of the Mediterranean world. Focus on the topography and monuments of the city during the High and Late Empire. Also offered as CAS AH 534.
  • CAS AR 551: Studies in Mesoamerican Archaeology
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS AR 201 and CAS AR 250; or consent of instructor.
    Analysis of major events and processes of the Mesoamerican area. Topics include rise of towns, temples, and urbanism; the origin of state; and the development of empires.