Classes

    ANTHRO 1131 - Archaeology of Harvard Yard II: Laboratory Methods and Analysis

    Semester: 

    Spring

    Offered: 

    2022

    Prof. Patricia Capone
    Thurs. 12:00 PM - 2:45 PM
    Vanserg 23

    Open to students who participated in the fall term investigations in Harvard Yard, this course focuses on the detailed analysis of the materials recovered in the excavations, within the context of archival and comparative archaeological and historical research.

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    ANTHRO 1435 - Challenging Collections: Critical Reflections on Collecting Through Harvard’s History

    Semester: 

    Spring

    Offered: 

    2022

    Profs. Diana Loren, Ilisa Barbash, and Ingrid Ahlgren
    Mon. 12:00 PM - 2:45 PM 
    Peabody 12

    Harvard’s museum collections have often been used to interrogate the world outside of “us”: peoples, events, places, and things. This course reverses that gaze and asks what the collections and the processes of collecting reveal about the history of Harvard and its institutional identity as “the” place of learning.... Read more about ANTHRO 1435 - Challenging Collections: Critical Reflections on Collecting Through Harvard’s History

    ANTHRO 1058/2058 - Bias in Archaeology

    Semester: 

    Spring

    Offered: 

    2022

    Prof. Rowan Flad and Jess Beck 
    Weds. 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    Peabody 561

    This seminar will focus broadly on bias in archaeology, covering issues of bias in authorship, citations, accessibility, popular media coverage, fieldwork, training and education, hiring and promotion and other related topics. We will also address recent research that focuses on disrupting patterns of bias in some of these areas. Students will engage in original research or synthesize research topics in one or more of these areas for their final project.... Read more about ANTHRO 1058/2058 - Bias in Archaeology

    ANTHRO 1201 - Human Osteology & Bioarchaeology

    Semester: 

    Spring

    Offered: 

    2022

    Prof. Jess Beck
    Tues. and Thurs. 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
    Zooarchaeology Lab, Peabody 35B

    Knowledge of human osteology is key for fields such as archaeology, biological anthropology, forensic anthropology, anatomy, and medicine. This course introduces students to human skeletal anatomy and the field of bioarchaeology, the study of human skeletal remains from archaeological sites.... Read more about ANTHRO 1201 - Human Osteology & Bioarchaeology

    GENED 1099 - Pyramid Schemes: What Can Ancient Egyptian Civilization Teach Us?

    Semester: 

    Spring

    Offered: 

    2022

    Prof. Peter Der Manuelian
    Mon. and Wed. 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
    Harvard Hall 101

    How much of your impression of the ancient world was put there by Hollywood, music videos, or orientalist musings out of the West? How accurate are these depictions? Does it matter? This course examines the quintessential example of the “exotic, mysterious ancient world” – Ancient Egypt – to interrogate these questions. Who has “used” ancient Egypt as a construct, and to what purpose? Did you know that pyramids, mummies, King Tut, and Cleopatra represent just the (overhyped) tip of a very rich civilization that holds plenty of life lessons for today?

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    ANTHRO 1475 - Religious Dimensions in Human Experience: Apocalypse, Home, Medicine, Music, Sports, Sacrifice

    Semester: 

    Spring

    Offered: 

    2022

    Prof. David Carrasco
    Mon. and Weds. 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
    Emerson 101

    What is Religion? Why does it show up everywhere? Using archaeology, religious studies and social thought, this course will study the major themes in the history of religions including ‘encountering the holy’, 'sports and ritual’, ‘crossing borders’, ‘sacrifice as creation’, ‘pilgrimage and sacred place’, ‘suffering and quest for wisdom’, ‘music and social change’, ‘violence and cosmic law’.... Read more about ANTHRO 1475 - Religious Dimensions in Human Experience: Apocalypse, Home, Medicine, Music, Sports, Sacrifice

    ANTHRO 1190 - American Invasions: Archaeological Tales of Encounter, Exploration, and Colonization, 1492-1830

    Semester: 

    Spring

    Offered: 

    2022

    Prof. Matthew Liebmann
    Mon. and Weds. 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
    Peabody 561

    In 1492 Native Americans discovered Europeans, changing the world forever.  The European invasion of the Americas triggered demographic, economic, and ecological changes on an unprecedented scale.  The subsequent movement of people, plants, animals, and goods prompted global shifts in population, exploitation of resources, and the transformation of environments on both sides of the Atlantic.... Read more about ANTHRO 1190 - American Invasions: Archaeological Tales of Encounter, Exploration, and Colonization, 1492-1830

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