Section 401 - SEM -
This course is intended to familiarize new graduate students with the collections of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and the wide range of scholarly interests and approaches used by faculty at Penn and neighboring institutions, as well as to provide an introduction to archaeological methods and theory in a Mediterranean context. Each week, invited lecturers will address the class on different aspects of archaeological methodology in their own research, emphasizing specific themes that will be highlighted in readings and subsequent discussion. The course is divided into five sections: Introduction to the Mediterranean Section; Collections; Method and Theory in Mediterranean Archaeology; Museum Work; and Ethics. The course is designed for new AAMW graduate students, though other graduate students or advanced undergraduate students may participate with the permission of the instructor. For AAMW students (and only for AAMW students), this course is paired with a required Museum internship to be carried out as a separate course in the following semester. In preparation for the internship experience, AAMW graduate students will be required to design an internship project proposal by the end of the semester, in consultation with the instructor and appropriate Museum staff. If interested, non-AAMW students may investigate opportunities to volunteer at the Museum.
F 0130PM-0430PM