SELECTED ARCHEOLOGICAL PROBLEM
Session
Academic Term
Class Number
32103
Career
Graduate
Dates
1/19/2021 - 5/1/2021
Units
3 units
Grading
Grad LG/SNC Basis
Description
Examines current topics and controversies in anthropological archaeology. Special problem areas vary from year to year.
Class Attributes
Global Studies
Class Notes
What is identity? And how do we study it in the past? Can we study all kinds of identity effectively? In this course, students will explore concepts of identity and their application to the archaeological record. We will discuss both social theory as well as quantitative methods, including osteology, molecular methods, and spatial analysis. Topics will also include ethical concerns and the impact of historical context on the conducting and interpretation of identity studies. Students will not only learn about how we define and examine identity, but also develop skills to critically analyze and evaluate quantitative and qualitative research. We will focus on materials and case studies from the region of Eurasia, especially the area covering Western China to Eastern Europe. Eurasia has been a crossroads of cultures, technology, and people for millennia and so provides an ideal region for the study of identity. This course will be discussion based and is designed for advanced undergraduate students and graduate students who have a background in anthropology, archaeology, or a related field. Participation is central to this class, and students will be encouraged to pursue their own research interests or ongoing projects as part of the course.
Class Details
Instructor(s)
Elissa Bullion
Topic
ARCH AND IDENTITY
Meets
MoWe 3:25PM - 4:40PM
Meeting Dates
01/19/2021 - 05/01/2021
Room
WEB Based Class
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Location
Pittsburgh Campus
Components
Lecture Required
Textbooks/Materials
Textbooks to be determined
Class Availability
Status
Open
Seats Taken
3
Seats Open
2
Class Capacity
5
Unrestricted Seats
2
Restricted Seats
0
Wait List Total
0
Wait List Capacity
0