Do you love visiting Civil War battlefields, learning about American history, or just looking at old stuff? Are you looking for an upper-division course that brings together community outreach, social media, history, and archaeology?
The Anthropology department is offering Historical Archaeology (ANT 391) next fall semester. Students in the class will be writing weekly blog posts about course topics of their choosing. Skype-based “field trips” to visit active historical archaeology projects are planned. Other course topics will include the intersection of historical and archaeological methods, ethnohistoric documents, the ethics of historic preservation, and the role of the public in historical archaeology. Small group discussions will allow students in this course to explore the various aspects of this discipline, aided with short readings by professional archaeologists, historians, and preservation activists.
Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:30-1:50