Archaeology

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

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 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

2021 Nov 04

Archaeology Program Office Hours for Prospective Concentrators

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

Archaeology Lounge, Peabody Museum Fifth Floor, 11 Divinity Avenue

Join Prof. Jason Ur, Director of Undergraduate Studies in Anthropology, and Ligia Alfonzo, Undergraduate Program Coordinator, for drop-in office hours to learn more about the Archaeology Track in the Anthropology Concentration.  We'll meet in the Archaeology Lounge on the fifth floor of the Peabody Museum.  Bring...

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2022 Jan 27

Leaky Pipelines and Mountain Paths: How Inequality Shapes and Prematurely Ends Academic Archaeology Careers, a talk by, Laura Heath-Stout (UMB) Harvard Archaeology Seminar Series

(All day)

Location: 

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ABSTRACT:     If you have spent any time in seminars on diversity issues in the sciences or in higher education, you've likely come across the metaphor of the leaky pipeline, in which...

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2021 Nov 18

ANTHRO 1033 - Archaeology of Inequality

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2021

Prof. Jess Beck
Tues. and Thurs. 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Peabody 561 

In 2018, Oxfam reported that the 26 richest people on the planet had the same net worth as half of the global population. The rampant wealth disparities in the modern world lead us to ask whether inequality is an inescapable component of all societies. Through its unique access to the deep time of human prehistory, archaeology allows us to question myths and just-so stories about the origins and inevitability of inequality.... Read more about ANTHRO 1033 - Archaeology of Inequality

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