2022-2023 Academic Catalog (under review) 
    
    Jul 05, 2022  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog (under review)
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ATH 318 - The Archaeology of Objects

Course unit(s): 1
Prerequisite(s): ATH 155 Archaeology & Prehistory .
This courses examines the role of material culture in the human world.  Objects, especially artifacts, are more than just utilitarian background to our existence; they shape us as much as we modify them.  This course provides a methodological and theoretical foundation for the analysis of archaeological and anthropological artifacts.  We will examine a variety of materials, including stone, clay/ceramics, basketry, metals, wood, shell, and more.  We will examine the process of transforming raw materials into material culture from technological, economic, social, political, and religious perspectives.



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