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Cornell University    
  Jan 19, 2018
Courses of Study 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ANTHR 3248 - [Iroquois Archaeology]

(crosslisted) AIS 3248 , AMST 3248 , ARKEO 3248  
(HB) (HA-AS)      
Fall. Next offered 2017-2018. 4 credits.

Co-meets with AIS 6248 /AMST 6248 /ANTHR 6248 /ARKEO 6248 .

K. Jordan.

This course surveys the long-term development of Iroquois (Haudenosaunee) culture from an archaeological perspective. Issues examined will include the geographic origins of the Iroquois; material culture, settlement, and subsistence; the founding of the Iroquois Confederacy; Iroquois responses to European-borne diseases, the fur trade, and territorial encroachment; the practicalities of doing Indian archaeology in New York State; and contemporary Haudenosaunee perspectives on archaeology. The Six Nations Iroquois will be emphasized, with some material drawn from surrounding Northern Iroquoian groups. Visits to local archaeological sites and museum collections will supplement classroom instruction.

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