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

R. Alan Covey

Professor Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Associate Professor


  • Phone: (512) 232-2084
  • Office: CLA 4.406
  • Office Hours: Fall 2014: Mondays and Wednesdays 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. and by appointment
  • Campus Mail Code: C3200


Archaeology, ethnohistory, Andes, Inca empire, early Colonial Peru, archaeological theory

ANT 304 • Intro Archaeol Stds: Prehist

31325-31330 • Fall 2014
Meets MW 100pm-200pm UTC 3.134
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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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