Courses of Study 2015-2016 
    Mar 23, 2018  
Courses of Study 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ANTHR 6633 - [New Directions in Near Eastern Archaeology]

(crosslisted) ARKEO 6633 NES 6633 
Fall. Next offered 2016-2017. 4 credits.

Co-meets with ANTHR 4633 /ARKEO 4633 /NES 4633 .

L. Khatchadourian.

This course provides an advanced exploration of the themes and theoretical orientations that define Near Eastern archaeology in the new millennium. Key topics include religion and sedentism, power and performance, the rise of cities and states, landscapes and collective memory, pastoralism and pilgrimage, human resilience and environmental change, politics and materiality, violence and the body, household and community, civilizations and civilizational divides, heritage preservation and heritage destruction. Innovative approaches to classic debates are brought side by side with distinctly 21st-century concerns. The course is intended for students with some background in either archaeology or the ancient Near East. Students will develop the analytical tools of contemporary Near Eastern archaeology and an understanding for why it matters.

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