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Archaeology: Window to the Human Past

Archaeology: Window to the Human Past

Subject Area
Course Number
ANTH 001 910
Course Code
ANTH001910
Course Key
65988
Day(s)
Monday
Wednesday
Friday
Time
5:00pm-7:30pm
5:00pm-7:30pm
5:00pm-7:30pm
Primary Program
Secondary Program
Course Description
This course will introduce students to the methods and theory of archaeology by exploring how we turn archaeological data into statements about cultural behavior. We will discuss the place of archaeology in the broader field of anthropology and debate issues facing the discipline today. The course will rely on case studies from around the world and from many different time periods to introduce students to the research process, field and lab methods, and essential questions of archaeological anthropology. Students will have the opportunity to work hands-on with archaeological materials through visiting the galleries and working with Penn Museum collections.
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