Spring 2018





Archaeology: Window to The Human Past

Term: 
Spring 2018
Online: 
No
Subject Area: 
ANTHROPOLOGY (ANTH)
Course Number: 
ANTH 001 601
Schedule: 
Wednesday 6:00pm-9:00pm
Day(s): 
Wednesday
Instructor: 

FISHMAN, SUSANNAH G

Secondary Program: 
Young Scholars 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 get the opportunity to work hands-on with archaeological materials through visiting the galleries and working with Penn Museum collections.