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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
R. Alan Covey



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

ANT 380K • Inca Soc Before/After Euro Inv

30770 • Spring 2015
Meets T 200pm-500pm SAC 5.118
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This course will provide a broad introduction to the world of the Incas—the largest native empire to form in the Western hemisphere.  We will approach the Incas from several different scales that reflect the different disciplines that comprise Inca studies, beginning with Andean ecology, and then turning to archaeology and art history.  We will read Inca ethnohistory as part of a discussion of the continuity of Inca social practices following the European invasion.  Depending on student interest, we may also consider the Inca legacy in Andean ethnography and contemporary political and ethnic representation.

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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