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ARCHLGY 84: Incas, Spaniards, and Africans: Archaeology of the Kingdom of Peru (ANTHRO 84B)

Students are introduced to Andean archaeology from the rise of the Inca empire through the Spanish colonial period. We will explore archaeological evidence for the development of late pre-Hispanic societies in western South America, the Spanish conquest, and the origins of key Spanish colonial institutions in the Andean region: the Church, coerced indigenous labor, and African slavery. Central to this course is an archaeological interrogation of the underpinnings and legacies of colonialism, race, and capitalism in the region. Students will also consider the material culture of daily life and those living on the social margins, both in pre-Hispanic societies and under Spanish rule.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3-5 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI, WAY-ED
Instructors: Weaver, B. (PI)

ARCHLGY 95: Monumental Pasts: Cultural Heritage and Politics (ANTHRO 95C)

What is heritage? Who decides what and how pasts matter? Our pasts loom monumental in multiple senses. At the intersection of archaeology and anthropology, the emerging discipline of heritage is often described as the politics of the past. What people choose to take from their histories varies and is often contested. Heritage shapes and is shaped by power. This course introduces contemporary themes and debates in cultural heritage. Together we'll develop a critical stance toward dominant perspectives to understand how pasts are used, erased, reclaimed, and mobilized in the present, for the future. In doing so we'll think through concepts such as materiality, intangibility, monumentality, value, memory, identity, community, nationalism, and universality. Our case studies will range from contemporary debates over Jim Crow era monuments in the USA, to UNESCO World Heritage List politics, and the development of community identities. We will also reflect on heritage at a personal scale and its relationship to belonging. Course materials will include readings and media from around the globe. Students will participate through seminar discussions, proposing and presenting topics of their choice, regular journal entries, and a choice of final project¿podcast, paper, or exhibition plan.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3-5 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI, WAY-ED

ARCHLGY 97: Archaeology Internship

Opportunity for students to pursue their specialization in an institutional setting such as a laboratory, clinic, research institute, museums or government agency. May be repeated for credit. Prior instructor consent needed.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1-10 | Repeatable 2 times (up to 20 units total)
Instructors: Hodge, C. (PI)

ARCHLGY 117: Virtual Italy (CLASSICS 115, ENGLISH 115, HISTORY 238C, ITALIAN 115)

Classical Italy attracted thousands of travelers throughout the 1700s. Referring to their journey as the "Grand Tour," travelers pursued intellectual passions, promoted careers, and satisfied wanderlust, all while collecting antiquities to fill museums and estates back home. What can computational approaches tell us about who traveled, where and why? We will read travel accounts; experiment with parsing; and visualize historical data. Final projects to form credited contributions to the Grand Tour Project, a cutting-edge digital platform. No prior programming experience necessary.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4-5 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI, WAY-A-II

ARCHLGY 152A: The Ancient Anthropocene: An Unnatural History of Roman Environments (CLASSICS 152)

This course will reflect on the significance of the Anthropocene over the short- and long-term by casting an environmental lens on the archaeology and history of Rome. It will draw from diverse paleo-environmental, archaeological, art historical, and ancient textual evidence to: interrogate Roman mentalities towards the environment; investigate how Roman technologies and organizational systems enabled the Romans¿ ability to bring about enduring ecological transformations; and explore the confluence of socio-political events and natural phenomena. This course has two objectives: first, to learn the role of the environment in the history of Rome, and vice versa; and second, to compare the Romans¿ relationship with the environment to our own, in particular how ideas, tools, and structures affect our interactions with the natural world.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3-5 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI
Instructors: Pickel, D. (PI)

ARCHLGY 166: African Archive Beyond Colonization (AFRICAST 117, CLASSICS 186, CLASSICS 286, CSRE 166)

From street names to monuments, the material sediments of colonial time can be seen, heard, and felt in the diverse cultural archives of ancient and contemporary Africa. This seminar aims to examine the role of ethnographic practice in the political agendas of past and present African nations. In the quest to reconstruct an imaginary of Africa in space and time, students will explore these social constructs in light of the rise of archaeology during the height of European empire and colonization. Particularly in the last 50 years, revived interest in African cultural heritage and preservation raises complex questions about the problematic tensions between European, American, and African theories of archaeological and ethnographic practice.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3-5 | UG Reqs: WAY-ED, WAY-A-II

ARCHLGY 180: Investigating Ancient Materials (ARCHLGY 280, MATSCI 127, MATSCI 227)

This course examines how concepts and methods from materials science are applied to the analysis of archaeological artifacts, with a focus on artifacts made from inorganic materials (ceramics and metals). Coverage includes chemical analysis, microscopy, and testing of physical properties, as well as various research applications within anthropological archaeology. Students will learn how to navigate the wide range of available analytical techniques in order to choose methods that are appropriate to the types of artifacts being examined and that are capable of answering the archaeological questions being asked.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3-4 | UG Reqs: WAY-SMA, WAY-SI
Instructors: Chastain, M. (PI)

ARCHLGY 190: Archaeology Directed Reading/Independent Study

Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1-5 | Repeatable 2 times (up to 10 units total)

ARCHLGY 195: Independent Study/Research

Students conducting independent study and or research with archaeology faculty members.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1-5 | Repeatable 3 times (up to 15 units total)
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