2021

ANTHRO 2250B - Proseminar in Archaeology

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Fall

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2021

Prof. Jason Ur
Thurs. 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Peabody 12

This graduate seminar reviews critical issues in archaeological approaches to the study of complex societies, including writing, trade, craft specialization, technology, landscape, urbanism, and political organization.

ANTHRO 1906 - Care in Critical Times

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Fall

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2021

Prof. Andrea Wright
Thurs. 12:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Eliot House T-29

What is care? How can and do communities mobilize care as a social intervention, political act, and tool for building intimacy, healing, and hope? Now, more than ever, it is imperative that we care for ourselves and our communities, but caring is not an apolitical or individual act and we must analyze the inherent inequalities and social dimensions of what it means to give and receive care.

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ANTHRO 1610 - Ethnographic Research Methods

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Fall

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2021

Prof. Kaya Williams
Wed. 3:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Tozzer 203

Introduction to methodology for contemporary ethnographic field research in anthropology. Students complete assigned and independent research projects relying on a variety of ethnographic methods, under supervision of department faculty.

Open to undergraduates only.

ANTHRO 1603 - The Law and Its Limits: Anthropological Approaches to Law

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Fall

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2021

Prof. Malavika Reddy
Tues. 12:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Tozzer 203

We often talk about the power of law to shape our worlds but what about its powerlessness? An axiom of contemporary life is that societies need law to address social, political and environmental ills. Yet, in the face of entrenched problems, including expanding who belongs, tackling inequality, and confronting environmental crisis, law often appears impotent or, worse, detrimental.... Read more about ANTHRO 1603 - The Law and Its Limits: Anthropological Approaches to Law

ANTHRO 1208 - Prehistoric Technology: Ancient China

Semester: 

Fall

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2021

Prof. Rowan Flad
Tues. and Thurs. 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Peabody 561

In this course we examine prehistoric technology through the lens of case studies from Chinese archaeology. We will begin with a focus on general concepts in the archaeology of technology. After providing this thematic foundation, we explore specific examples of technologies that have become a focus of archaeological attention in China: lithics, ceramics, plant and animal domesticates, architecture, hydrological engineering, textiles, metallurgy, divination technology and writing.

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ANTHRO 1182 - People of the Sun: The Archaeology of Ancient Mexico

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2021

Prof. Jenny Carballo
Mon. and Wed. 12:00 PM - 01:15 PM
Peabody 12

Course video

This course provides a broad overview of the archaeology of ancient Mexico and Central America, focusing on the Indigenous cultures of highland Mexico such as the Aztecs and Zapotecs, as well as their predecessors and contemporary descendants.... Read more about ANTHRO 1182 - People of the Sun: The Archaeology of Ancient Mexico

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