Archaeology Method & Theory
Archaeology is more than just excavation. It is interpretation. As a discipline, archaeology relies upon different methods and theories in order to 'read' human prehistory from the remains of past societies. In this seminar we will survey archaeological methods and theories, with an emphasis on field techniques and the intellectual history of the discipline. We will explore the problems archaeologists face when confronted with incomplete data, the ways in which sites are researched and excavated, and the complex ethical issues that arise from simply asking the question, "who owns the past?" As a result, in this seminar we will look behind the intellectual curtain, where past societies are revealed, interpreted, and even contested.
- Spring 2013
- Munroe Hall 111(MNR 111)
- 12:15pm-1:30pm on Monday, Wednesday (Feb 11, 2013 to May 13, 2013)
- James Fitzsimmons
- Social Sciences
- Requirements Fulfilled:
- PHL SOC
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