ANTH541 - CULTURAL HERITAGE AND NEAR EASTERN ARCHAEOLOGY
Cultural heritage studies have expanded rapidly in recent years, emerging as a field separate from archaeology and museum studies. In practice, the connection between archaeology and cultural heritage has proven to be complicated. This course will examine the contemporary practice of archaeology in the Middle East in relation to cultural heritage management in these countries. We will review the involvement of western and native archaeologists in the region and the intellectual traditions behind such involvement. We will also address questions on the role of Near Eastern archaeology in the production of cultural heritage: how was/is archaeological data used in political conflicts? How does CHM in certain countries shape archaeological practice? Can archaeological work produce cultural heritage that is meaningful/useful to the local communities around archaeological sites? What is global heritage?
Section 401 - LEC -
AL KUNTAR, SALAM
WILLIAMS HALL 1
Department of Anthropology
Museum, Room 325, 3260 South Street Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 898-7461 Fax: (215) 898-7462