ANTH431 - THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF ANCIENT ECONOMIES

This course examines methods and theories for the archaeological study of ancient economies. First we will review different anthropological approaches to the study of the subject including modernist, formalist, substantivist and culturalist models. Second we will consider economic processes and their formation in ancient civilizations, and discuss how these relate to political and social change. Third, we will address key themes in the study of ancient economy such as craft production and exchange, state finance, urban economy and regional systems. The course gives a comparative account of ancient economic structures and development through a number of case studies.
Section 401 - LEC
TR 1030AM-1200PM
AL KUNTAR, SALAM
UNIVERSITY MUSEUM 328