Archaeology

ANTHRO 1038 - Game of Stones: The Archaeology of Europe from Handaxes to Stonehenge

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2022

Prof. Amy Clark
Mon. and Weds. 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Peabody 561

Buried beneath modern cities, Roman amphitheaters, and Medieval churches lie subtle traces of Europes earlier occupants: campsites littered stone tools and animal bones, human bodies preserved in bogs and frozen in ice, and cave walls decorated with extinct animals.

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ANTHRO 99B - Thesis Tutorial in Anthropology

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2022

Prof. Michelle Choi
By Arrangement

This is a full year research and writing seminar limited to senior honors candidates. The course is intended to provide students with practical guidance and advice during the thesis writing process through structured assignments and peer feedback on work-in-progress. It is intended to supplement not replace faculty thesis advising (with the requirement of consulting regularly with the advisor built into the assignments) and, most importantly, allow students to share their work and experiences with other thesis writers in a collegial and...

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ANTHRO 98B - Junior Tutorial for Thesis Writers in Anthropology

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2022

Prof. Michelle Choi
By Arrangement

This individual tutorial is for anthropology students intending to write a senior thesis, and is normally undertaken with an advanced graduate student during the second term of junior year. Students will have weekly meetings with the project advisor for the purposes of developing the appropriate background research on theoretical, thematic, regional, and methodological literature relevant to their thesis topic, and fully refining their summer research proposal. The tutorials final paper will be comprised of a research proposal representing...

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ANTHRO 97X - Sophomore Tutorial in Archaeology

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2022

Prof. Amy Clark
Mon. 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Peabody 561

This course will focus on archaeological thinking, the cognitive skeleton of the discipline of archaeology, the principles and the logic that are the foundation of all archaeological conclusions and research. Central to this is an understanding of research design, archaeological theory and interpretation, culture and material culture; as well as an understanding of how to examine and construct an archaeological argument.

GENED 1105 - Can We Know Our Past?

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2021

Profs. Rowan Flad and Jason Ur
Mon. and Wed. 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
CGIS South S010

What happened in the past? How do you know? Even though today we take great pains to document every major event that occurs, more than 99% of human history is not written down. How, then, can we determine with any certainty what people did, let alone thought about, hundreds, thousands, and even millions of years ago?

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GENED 1044 - Deep History

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2021

Profs. Matthew Liebmann and Daniel Smail
Tues. and Thurs. 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Harvard Hall 202

When does history begin? To judge by the typical history textbook, the answer is straightforward: six thousand years ago. So what about the tens of thousands of years of human existence described by archaeology and related disciplines? Is that history too?

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FRSEMR 30G - Digging Egypt's Past: Harvard and Egyptian Archaeology

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2021

Prof. Peter Der Manuelian
Tues. 12:45 PM - 2:45 PM
Emerson Hall 318

Mysterious pyramids, colossal royal statues, tiny gold jewelry, decorated tomb chapels, temples, settlements, fortresses, and hieroglyphic inscriptions. This was the excavation legacy in Egypt and Sudan of Egyptologist George Reisner (1867–1942).

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ANTHRO 2250B - Proseminar in Archaeology

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

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 1208 - Prehistoric Technology: Ancient China

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

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

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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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