Fall 2022 - ARCH 271 D100
Interpreting the Past: An Introduction to Archaeological Theory (3)
Class Number: 6065
Delivery Method: In Person
Examines how archaeologists develop explanations of human behaviour, cultural development, and cultural evolution. Reviews the historical development of social and biological theory applied in archaeology and examines how these various theoretical perspectives have shaped interpretations of the past.
This course examines how archaeologists develop explanations of human cultural development and cultural evolution, through analysis of material remains of human societies. The course reviews the historical development of social and biological theory applied in archaeology and examines how various theoretical perspectives have shaped competing or complementary interpretations of specific archaeological finds and cultural phenomena. Students will be evaluated on the basis of two written assignments, a midterm, and a final exam.
- Assignment 1 "Prime Movers" 20%
- Assignment 2 "Interpreting the Past" 30%
- Midterm Exam 20%
- Final Exam 30%
There is no required textbook for this course. Readings and other course resources will be available online through CANVAS or through the SFU Library.
Department Undergraduate Notes:
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Deferred grades will be given only on the basis of authenticated medical disability.
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