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Cornell University    
 
    
 
  Nov 25, 2017
 
Courses of Study 2017-2018
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ANTHR 6210 - Historical Archaeology

(crosslisted) AMST 6210 , ARKEO 6210  
     
Fall. 4 credits. Student option grading.

Co-meets with AMST 3200 /ANTHR 3210 /ARKEO 3210 .

K. Jordan.

This course uses artifacts, spaces, and texts to examine the emergence of the “modern world” in the 500-plus years since Columbus.  This is a distinctive sub-field of archaeology, not least because modern attitudes toward economic systems, race relations, and gender roles emerged during this period.  We will read classic and contemporary texts to unearth the physical histories of contemporary ideas, including coverage of the archaeologies of capitalism, colonialism, gender relations, the African diaspora, ethnogenesis, and conflicts over the use of the past in the present.



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