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ANTHRO 101A: Archaeology as a Profession (ARCHLGY 107A)

Academic, contract, government, field, laboratory, museum, and heritage aspects of the profession.
Terms: Win | Units: 5
Instructors: Voss, B. (PI)

ANTHRO 101B: Archaeology of Technology (ANTHRO 201B, ARCHLGY 100, ARCHLGY 200)

The course is an introduction to the social organization of material production and to the theoretical, ethnographic, and historical frameworks used by archaeologists to link the technologies of the past to salient sociocultural information about the people who employed them. Comparison of metallurgical, ceramic, lithic, and textile industries in different cultural and historical settings will inform critical discussions of how and to what extent analyses of artifacts, workshops, and industrial installations can provide insight into past societies.
Last offered: Winter 2015 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI

ANTHRO 101S: Introduction to Cultural and Social Anthropology (ANTHRO 1S)

This course introduces basic anthropological concepts and presents the discipline's distinctive perspective on society and culture. The power of this perspective is illustrated by exploring vividly-written ethnographic cases that show how anthropological approaches illuminate contemporary social and political issues in a range of different cultural sites.
Terms: Sum | Units: 3-5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-A-II, WAY-SI

ANTHRO 102: Urban Ethnography (URBANST 140)

Ethnographic research and writing focuses on the ways our lives are shaped by interacting forces such as history, political economy, and creative cultural practices. In the last fifty years, more and more cultural anthropology has been carried out in urban contexts, due to both urbanization around the world and changes in anthropology as a field. This seminar focuses on careful reading and analysis of book-length ethnographies about urban cultures, people and dynamics to consider what the theory and methodological tools of anthropology have to offer us as we seek to better understand ¿the city.¿ Readings include a variety of approaches to ethnographic research in and/or about cities, with a mix from different eras and about different cities around the world.
Last offered: Autumn 2013

ANTHRO 102A: Ancient Civilizations: Complexity and Collapse (ANTHRO 202A)

How archaeology contributes to understanding prehistoric civilizations. How and why complex social institutions arose, and the conditions and processes behind their collapse. The development of monumental architecture, craft specialization, trade and exchange, and social stratification using examples from the archaeological record. (HEF II, III; DA-B)
Last offered: Autumn 2010 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-GlobalCom

ANTHRO 102B: Aztec Language and Culture

Introduction to Nahuatl, the language of the Aztecs. Also known as Mexicano, Nahuatl was once used as a lingua franca throughout Mesoamerica, and is today spoken by about 1.5 million people. Emphasis on vocabulary. colonial documents, including Central Mexican codices, and archaeology. Attention also given to modern dialects, the place of Nahuatl in the Uto-Aztecan language phylum, and the relationship between Nahuatl and Aztec culture. Appropriate for students interested in linguistics, anthropology, archaeology, and history, and those desiring to better understand the native linguistic heritage of Mesoamerica and its impact on Spanish.
Last offered: Spring 2014

ANTHRO 103: The Archaeology of Modern Urbanism

Seminar. Urbanism as a defining feature of modern life. The perspective of archaeology on the history and development of urban cultures. Case studies are from around the globe; emphasis is on the San Francisco Bay Area megalopolis. Cities as cultural sites where economic, ethnic, and sexual differences are produced and transformed; spatial, material, and consumption practices; and the archaeology of communities and neighborhoods.
Last offered: Spring 2012 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci

ANTHRO 103A: Human Osteoarchaeology (ANTHRO 203A)

The course will cover the methodological and theoretical backgrounds to human osteoarchaeology, introduce the student to the chemical and physical characteristics of bone, and to the functional morphology of the human skeleton. Classes will consist of a taught component that outlines how osteoarchaeologists reconstruct individual life-histories based on age, sex etc.; this is combined with hands-on identification of different skeletal elements and the markers used to inform the analytical methods. Additional scientific methodologies are also introduced that increasingly form a major component of human osteoarchaeology.
Last offered: Spring 2014

ANTHRO 105: Ancient Cities in the New World (ANTHRO 205)

Preindustrial urbanism as exemplified by prehispanic New World societies. Case studies: the central and southern highlands of Mesoamerica, and the Maya region. Comparative material from highland S. America.
Last offered: Winter 2011 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci

ANTHRO 105A: Archaeological Fieldwork: Critical Analysis and Practical Application (ANTHRO 205A)

This introduction to archaeological fieldwork involves both field and seminarncomponents, each component meeting once per week. During the field sessions,nwe will investigate an archaeological site on campus using methods of survey,nmapping, testing, and excavation (digging, recording units/features, profilenillustration). In seminar, we will critically examine archaeological fieldworknthrough reading, writing, and discussion, exploring topics such as history ofnarchaeological excavation, production of archaeological knowledge, disjuncturenbetween theory and practice, reflexive methodologies, ethics, collaboration, andnspecialization. No experience necessary, but students with fieldwork experiencenare welcome.
Last offered: Spring 2013
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