Archaeology

Great Discoveries in Archaeology

CAS AR 100 (4 credits)

Illustrated lectures focus on the important discoveries of the discipline of archaeology. Course covers the whole of human prehistory and history around the world. Archaeological methods are described, along with the great ancient sites: Olduvai, Lascaux, Stonehenge, Egyptian pyramids, Machu Picchu, etc. Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS.

2017FALLCASAR100 AA, Sep 5th to Dec 12th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
TR 2:00 pm 3:15 pm HAR 105
2017FALLCASAR100 AB, Sep 11th to Dec 11th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
M 1:25 pm 2:15 pm STO 253
2017FALLCASAR100 AC, Sep 11th to Dec 11th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
M 12:20 pm 1:10 pm STO 253
2017FALLCASAR100 AD, Sep 11th to Dec 11th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
M 3:35 pm 4:25 pm STO 253
2017FALLCASAR100 AE, Sep 11th to Dec 11th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
M 4:40 pm 5:30 pm STO 253
2017FALLCASAR100 AF, Sep 8th to Dec 8th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
F 12:20 pm 1:10 pm STO 253
2017FALLCASAR100 AG, Sep 7th to Dec 7th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
R 9:30 am 10:20 am STO 253
2017FALLCASAR100 AH, Sep 6th to Dec 6th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
W 9:05 am 9:55 am STO 253
2017FALLCASAR100 AI, Sep 6th to Dec 6th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
W 10:10 am 11:00 am STO 253
2017FALLCASAR100 AJ, Sep 5th to Dec 12th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
T 12:30 pm 1:20 pm STO 253
2017FALLCASAR100 AK, Sep 7th to Dec 7th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
R 12:30 pm 1:20 pm STO 253
2017FALLCASAR100 AL, Sep 11th to Dec 11th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
M 2:30 pm 3:20 pm STO 253
2017FALLCASAR100 AM, Sep 8th to Dec 8th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
F 10:10 am 11:00 am STO 253
2018SPRGCASAR100 AA, Jan 18th to May 1st 2018
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
TR 2:00 pm 3:15 pm CAS 522
2018SPRGCASAR100 AC, Jan 22nd to Apr 30th 2018
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
M 11:15 am 12:05 pm STO 253
2018SPRGCASAR100 AD, Jan 22nd to Apr 30th 2018
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
M 12:20 pm 1:10 pm STO 253
2018SPRGCASAR100 AF, Jan 22nd to Apr 30th 2018
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
M 1:25 pm 2:15 pm STO 253
2018SPRGCASAR100 AI, Jan 19th to Apr 27th 2018
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
F 11:15 am 12:05 pm STO 253
2018SPRGCASAR100 AJ, Jan 24th to May 2nd 2018
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
W 9:05 am 9:55 am STO 253
2018SPRGCASAR100 AK, Jan 24th to May 2nd 2018
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
W 10:10 am 11:00 am STO 253
2018SPRGCASAR100 AM, Jan 22nd to Apr 30th 2018
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
M 2:30 pm 3:20 pm STO 253
2018SPRGCASAR100 AR, Jan 22nd to Apr 30th 2018
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
M 4:40 pm 5:30 pm STO 253

Introduction to Archaeology

CAS AR 101 (4 credits)

Theory, methods, and aims of prehistoric and historical archaeology in the Old and New Worlds. Excavation and recovery of archaeological data; dating techniques; interpretation of finds; relation of archaeology to history and other disciplines. Examination of several Old and New World cultures. Carries social science divisional credit in CAS.

2017FALLCASAR101 AA, Sep 5th to Dec 12th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
TR 9:30 am 10:45 am CAS 313
2017FALLCASAR101 AB, Sep 11th to Dec 11th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
M 9:05 am 9:55 am STO 253
2017FALLCASAR101 AC, Sep 11th to Dec 11th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
M 10:10 am 11:00 am STO 253
2017FALLCASAR101 AD, Sep 5th to Dec 12th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
T 8:00 am 8:50 am STO 253
2017FALLCASAR101 AE, Sep 8th to Dec 8th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
F 9:05 am 9:55 am STO 253
2018SPRGCASAR101 A1, Jan 22nd to Apr 30th 2018
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
M 9:05 am 9:55 am STO 253
2018SPRGCASAR101 A2, Jan 22nd to Apr 30th 2018
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
M 10:10 am 11:00 am STO 253
2018SPRGCASAR101 A3, Jan 19th to Apr 27th 2018
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
F 9:05 am 9:55 am STO 253
2018SPRGCASAR101 A4, Jan 19th to Apr 27th 2018
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
F 10:10 am 11:00 am STO 253
2018SPRGCASAR101 AA, Jan 18th to May 1st 2018
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
TR 2:00 pm 3:15 pm CAS 224

Archaeology of Cities

CAS AR 150 (4 credits)

An introduction to the archaeology of cities and urbanism. Includes introductory urban theory, exposure to ancient and early modern cities from geo-temporal contexts that Archaeology Department faculty specialize in, and comparison of cities and urbanism organized along central themes. Carries social science divisional credit in CAS.

2018SPRGCASAR150 A1, Jan 18th to May 1st 2018
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
TR 12:30 pm 1:45 pm STO 253

Heritage Matters: Introduction to Heritage Management

CAS AR 200 (4 credits)

Protection and management of archaeological heritage, including sites, artifacts, and monuments. Survey of heritage values and stakeholders. Issues covered include cultural policy and legislation, U.S. preservation system, international efforts, indigenous perspectives, looting, repatriation, underwater heritage, and heritage at war. Carries social sciences divisional credit in CAS.

Americas Before Columbus

CAS AR 201 (4 credits)

An introduction to the archaeology and civilizations of pre-Columbian Americas. Topics progress chronologically as well as comparatively, with cases drawn from Native American cultures of North America, Mesoamerica, and South America. Carries social science divisional credit in CAS.

Archaeological Mysteries: Pseudoscience and Fallacy in the Human Past

CAS AR 202 (4 credits)

Investigation through case studies of pseudoscientific claims about the past. Purported solutions to archaeological mysteries are subjected to the test of evidence using the scientific method. Topics include Atlantis, ancient extraterrestrials, Pyramids, Stonehenge, crop marks, and Noah's Ark. Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS.

Origins of Civilization

CAS AR 205 (4 credits)

The comparison of origins and institutions of civilizations in the Old and New Worlds, including the first state-organized societies of Mesopotamia, Egypt, the Indus Valley, China, Mesoamerica, and Peru. Carries social science divisional credit in CAS.

2017FALLCASAR205 A1, Sep 6th to Dec 11th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 11:15 am 12:05 pm STO 253

Ancient Technology

CAS AR 206 (4 credits)

Traces the related evolution of technology and culture over the first million years of human existence. Case studies focus on the interaction between early technology and social structure, values, and institutions. Lectures and hands-on experience with ceramics, stone, and metallurgy.

Minoan and Mycenaean Civilizations

CAS AR 210 (4 credits)

Traces the rise and fall of the Minoan and Mycenaean civilizations from their Stone Age roots to the end of the Bronze Age. Subjects include art, architecture, economic, social, political, and religious characteristics, and theoretical explanations of cultural change.

2018SPRGCASAR210 A1, Jan 18th to May 1st 2018
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
TR 9:30 am 10:45 am STO 253

The Contested Past

CAS AR 215 (4 credits)

Examination of the diverse and often conflicting values associated with archaeological objects, ancient monuments, and cultural sites. Case studies (including the Elgin Marbles) highlight contemporary controversies over ownership, appropriation, use, and abuse of the material remains of the past.

Introduction to Greek & Roman Archaeology

CAS AR 230 (4 credits)

How material remains help us understand aspects of ancient Greek and Roman cultures in their historical development: religious and civic spaces; the culture of affluence; imperial identity; and the transformations that mark the end of classical antiquity. Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS.

2017FALLCASAR230 A1, Sep 6th to Dec 11th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 3:35 pm 4:25 pm CAS 222

Archaeology of Ancient Egypt

CAS AR 232 (4 credits)

The technology, economy, social life, political organization, religions, art, and architecture of Egypt from Predynastic times through the Hellenistic period, based on archaeological and historical sources. Emphasis on the period of the pharaohs (ca. 3000-323 BCE). Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS. Also offered as CAS AH 232.

2018SPRGCASAR232 A1, Jan 18th to May 1st 2018
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
TR 11:00 am 12:15 pm CAS 222

Archaeology of Ancient China

CAS AR 240 (4 credits)

Examines the archaeology of ancient China from the Neolithic through the Bronze Age (7000 to 221 BCE) with particular attention to the interactions between technology and the acquisition of political, religious, and social power. Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS.

2018SPRGCASAR240 A1, Jan 19th to May 2nd 2018
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 11:15 am 12:05 pm STO 243

Ancient Maya Civilization

CAS AR 251 (4 credits)

An exploration of the Maya civilization of Mexico and Central America, including its origins, intellectual achievements, city-state rise and collapse cycles, and the cultural endurance of the Maya people of today. Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS.

2018SPRGCASAR251 A1, Jan 18th to May 1st 2018
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
TR 9:30 am 10:45 am CAS 222

Asia's Ancient Cultures and Civilizations

CAS AR 261 (4 credits)

Study of Asia's ancient civilizations known as the Indus, Oxus, Khmer, and Shang. Outstanding cities; sacred Buddhist, Jain, Hindu, and Judeo-Christian/Islamic centers; elaborate caves; unique burial sites like the Taj Mahal and royal tombs; historic gardens symbolizing "Paradise on Earth"; and architectural marvels like the Great Wall.

New World Rediscovery: Archaeology of the Age of Exploration

CAS AR 270 (4 credits)

Archaeological evidence for Columbus's voyage and its aftermath. Topics include coastal exploration, early settlement, and cultural contacts between Europeans and native Americans. Evidence from both land and underwater excavations.

2018SPRGCASAR270 A1, Jan 18th to May 1st 2018
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
TR 3:30 pm 4:45 pm STO 253

Archaeology of the Viking Age

CAS AR 273 (4 credits)

Archaeological evidence of Viking life and culture. Topics include home life, ships and shipbuilding, trade, warfare, religion, art, colonization; detailed examination of major terrestrial and underwater archaeological excavations in Europe, Greenland, and North America.

2017FALLCASAR273 A1, Sep 5th to Dec 12th 2017
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TR 3:30 pm 4:45 pm STO 253

Eating and Drinking in the Ancient World

CAS AR 280 (4 credits)

A survey of the archaeological evidence of the food, diet, and nutrition of hunter/gatherers and the changes brought about by the development of farming. Emphasis on the remains of plants, animals, and humans and what they tell us about ancient food. Carries social science divisional credit in CAS.

North American Archaeology

CAS AR 283 (4 credits)

North American prehistory from initial peopling of continent to development of complex societies. Explores human entry into the New World; migration across North America; subsistence changes; human effects on landscape; encounters with Europeans; role of archaeology in contemporary native cultures. Carries social science divisional credit in CAS.

2018SPRGCASAR283 A1, Jan 18th to May 1st 2018
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
TR 11:00 am 12:15 pm CAS 335

Archaeological Science

CAS AR 307 (4 credits)

Application of natural sciences, as an integral part of modern archaeology, to issues of dating, reconstructing past environments and diets, and analysis of mineral and biological remains. Laboratories concentrate on biological, geological, physical, and chemical approaches.

2017FALLCASAR307 A1, Sep 5th to Dec 12th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
TR 2:00 pm 3:15 pm CAS 335
2017FALLCASAR307 B1, Sep 6th to Dec 6th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
W 8:00 am 10:45 am CAS 335
2017FALLCASAR307 B2, Sep 6th to Dec 6th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
W 2:30 pm 5:15 pm CAS 335