ANTH 380 Current Archaeology


General survey of global archaeological sites, archaeological practice, the history of archaeology, and current issues in archaeology including intellectual property rights and the relationship between archaeology and world/regional cultural resources. Course includes examination of the construction of culture history and the archaeological record, survey and excavation, dating technologies, and subsistence patterns. Portions of the class are dedicated to examination of local archaeological sites or collections, pictographs and petroglyphs, lithic techniques, indigenous land management practices, indigenous resource management practices, indigenous knowledge of archaeological sites, ceremonial sites, food gathering and processing sites, village sites, and contemporary use of culturally significant sites by local indigenous bands.

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