Archaeology

2022 Mar 24

Pre-Columbian Archaeology Seminar: Imperial narratives and empirical realities: society and environment in the Eastern Andes, a talk by, Anna Guengerich (Eckerd College)

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Tozzer 203, or via Zoom

 

ABSTRACT:     The Eastern Andes—a “biodiversity hotspot” of high-altitude tropical rainforest sandwiched between the Andes Mountains and the Amazon Basin—has been portrayed as a place of social and political disorder as far back as the Inka Conquest of this region prior...

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2022 Mar 03

Searching for the Origins of Chili Peppers in the Americas: An Archaeological Perspective, a talk by Katie Chiou (University of Alabama)

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Tozzer 203, or via Zoom (register below)

 

ABSTRACT:     Chili peppers (Capsicum spp.) are one of the extremely rich and varied crop genetic resources of the Americas. The independent domestication of five chili pepper species (C. annuum, C. baccatum, C. chinense, C. frutescens, and C. pubescens) across the Neotropics...

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2022 Feb 17
2022 Feb 10

Pre-Columbian Archaeology Seminar: Out of the Mine and Into the Furnace: Life and Labor in the Silver Refineries of Colonial Peru, a talk by, Sarah Kennedy (Carleton College)

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Tozzer 203, or via Zoom (register below)

ABSTRACT:     In this talk, Sarah Kennedy presents the results of her research at the site of Trapiche Itapalluni (AD 1600-1800), a colonial period silver refinery located in the western Lake Titicaca Basin of southern Peru....

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2022 Apr 21

Water, Mud, and Mounds: Archaeology and Dynamic Landscapes of the Mississippi River Delta in Louisiana, a talk by Chris Rodning (Tulane University) Harvard Archaeology Seminar

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Tozzer 203, or via Zoom

ABSTRACT:     The lower reaches of the Mississippi River in southeastern Louisiana encompass a complex array of deltaic landforms. These landscapes and "waterscapes" were and are home to Native American groups such as the Chitimacha, Houma, and others; the...

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2022 Apr 14

Archaeological Praxis in the UAE: The roles of Critical Pedagogy and Public Engagement in testing the limits of the discipline, a talk by Uzma Rizvi (Pratt Institute) Harvard Archaeology Seminar

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Online

ABSTRACT:     Tracing almost a decade of work and archaeological inquiry in the UAE, this presentation draws our attention to how we can do archaeology in the service of equity and transformational justice. A key component of this approach foregrounds decolonial...

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2022 Mar 10

The Earliest Strung Beads, a talk by Daniella Bar-Yosef Mayer (Harvard Anthro, Peabody Museum, and Tel Aviv University) Harvard Archaeology Seminar

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Tozzer 203, or via Zoom (register below)

ABSTRACT:     Beads made of mollusc shells form an integral part of modern humans’ material culture. Middle Palaeolithic sites in South Africa and the Levant yielded non-utilitarian shells, in particular complete Glycymeris valves that were collected from at least 160 ka. The first...

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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 12

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
Harvard Art Museums - Menschel Hall 

Check out the Course Introduction Video! 

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 (UMass Boston) Harvard Archaeology Seminar

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Online (Please Register)

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 students and...

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2021 Nov 18

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