Archaeology

  • GRS AR 770: New World Historical Archaeology: Colonial America
    Seminar in material culture of the people who colonized North America. Architecture, artifacts, and a variety of sites -- domestic, military, commercial, sepulchral -- are studied. Uses of archival evidence as factual and ethnographic documentation for archaeological interpretation are discussed.
  • GRS AR 771: New World Historical Archaeology: Postcolonial America
    Seminar in the archaeological study of America since the Revolution. Focus is on the archaeological and artifactual evidence for the development of plantation systems and slavery, industrial and urban centers, ethnicity, and modern popular culture.
  • GRS AR 782: Zooarchaeology
    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. Lecture and lab.
  • GRS AR 790: 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.
  • GRS AR 802: Paleoethnobotany
    Seminar introducing the method and theory of using evidence from the archaeological record to study the uses of plants by humans, the relationship between humans and their environment, and the relationship between the environment and the archaeological record. Laboratory sessions concentrate on identification methods and include a project. Lecture and Lab.
  • GRS AR 808: Survey and Landscape Archaeology
    Seminar tracing the development of survey and landscape archaeology and their impact on understandings of the social, political, economic, and religious environments of ancients cultures. Weekly discussions and presentations cover a sample of methodological and interpretive approaches.
  • GRS AR 891: Contemporary Theory in Archaeology
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: GRS AR 701.
    Explores aspects of contemporary theory in archaeology, including post-modern critiques of contemporary practice, new approaches to archaeology of ritual, personhood, identity, and the body; indigenous and public archaeology; and politics and archaeology. Cannot be taken for credit in addition to the course with the same title previously numbered GRS AR 702.
  • GRS AR 892: Archaeological Ethics and Law
    Students examine archaeology and professional ethics; 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; cultural resource management in the United States. Cannot be taken for credit in addition to the course with the same title previously numbered GRS AR 780.
  • GRS AR 893: World Archaeology
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: graduate standing or consent of instructor.
    This seminar takes an explicitly comparative approach to addressing questions concerning the origins of and variability in human culture viewed through a review of worldwide archaeological literature.(Program core course)
  • GRS AR 894: Scientific Applications In Archaeology
    Seminar exploring new ways of addressing archaeological questions through the application of scientific techniques, focusing on cutting-edge methodologies and the most recent literature in the field. Students pursue questions of individual interest through readings, discussions, presentations, and research papers. (Program core course) Cannot be taken for credit in addition to the course with the same title previously numbered GRS AR 707.