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Courses of Study 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ANTHR 4272 - [Historical Archaeology of Indigenous Peoples]

(crosslisted) AIS 4720 , AMST 4272 , ARKEO 4272  
(HB) (HA-AS)      
Spring. Next offered 2017-2018. 4 credits.

Co-meets with AIS 7720 /AMST 6272 /ANTHR 7272 /ARKEO 7272 .

K. Jordan.

This seminar uses archaeology to examine the responses of nonstate indigenous peoples across the world to European expansion and colonialism over the past 500 years. Archaeology provides a perspective on indigenous lives that both supplements and challenges document-based histories. We will assess the strengths and weaknesses of various theories of culture contact, and explore a series of archaeological case studies, using examples primarily from North America with lesser emphasis on Africa and the Pacific. The seminar provides a comparative perspective on indigenous-colonial relationships, in particular exploring the hard-fought spaces of relative autonomy created and sustained by indigenous peoples.



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