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Anthony Di Fiore, Chair SAC 4.102, Mailcode C3200 78712 • 512-471-4206

Nadya Prociuk

MA, University of Texas at Austin



Issues of group and individual identity; gender and sexuality; symbolic communication; religion and ideology; cultural interaction and exchange; feasting and communal consumption; tattooing and body modification

ANT 304 • Intro Ary Stds I: Prehist Ary

31250 • Spring 2012
Meets MW 300pm-400pm MEZ 1.306
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An introduction to archaeology as a discipline.  Three major themes that deal with issues of the past will be covered:

1.  A brief history of the discipline, changing theories about various aspects of the past, and the role that the reconstructions of the past play in national and/or group identities.

2.  A survey of the development of human culture from its beginnings to the rise of civilizations and proto-historical cultures in most areas of the world.  Prehistoric cultures, archaeological sites, and areas of Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe , and the Pacific will be covered.

3.  Archaeological methods of recovery of information about the past.  Scientific procedures involved in excavation, dating, and preservation of the material record.

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