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Cornell University    
 
    
 
  Nov 17, 2017
 
Courses of Study 2017-2018
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ANTHR 6248 - Finger Lakes and Beyond: Archaeology of the Native Northeast

(crosslisted) AIIS 6248 , AMST 6248 , ARKEO 6248  
     
Spring. 4 credits. Student option grading.

Co-meets with AIIS 3248 /AMST 3248 /ANTHR 3248 /ARKEO 3248 .

K. Jordan.

This course provides a long-term overview of the indigenous peoples of Cornell’s home region and their neighbors from an archaeological perspective.  Cornell students live and work in the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee, or Six Nations Iroquois, and this class will help residents to understand the deep history of this place. We will examine long-term changes in material culture, settlement, subsistence, and trade; the founding of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy; indigenous responses to European and American colonization; the practicalities of doing indigenous-site archaeology in New York State; and contemporary indigenous perspectives on archaeology. Visits to local archaeological sites and museum collections will supplement classroom instruction.



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