Spring 2023 - ARCH 471W D100
Archaeological Theory (4)
Class Number: 4008
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SWH 9152, Burnaby
Exam Times + Location:
Apr 18, 2023
11:59 PM – 11:59 PM
TAKE HOME-EXAM, Burnaby
1 778 782-5709
Prerequisites:ARCH 101, 131, 201, 272W and 273.
The cultural, evolutionary, physical, and distributional principles which underlie the prediction and reconstruction of the past. Writing.
This tip-of-the-iceberg course reviews the history of archaeological theory (and practice), from its earliest manifestations through to what’s going on today. We will examine all major “schools” of thought, ranging from culture history and processualism to feminist archaeology, indigenous archaeology, and everything inbetweenas well. We also consider how the development and application of archaeological method and theory has influenced contemporary society, and their role today in addressing the needs of descendant communities in the context of ethical research practice, social justice, decolonization, and the protection of heritage as a human right.
- Written/Visual exercises (5) 20%
- Term paper (draft and final) 25%
- Mid-term exam 20%
- Final take-home exam 25%
- Participation 10%
No course text; assigned readings available on Canvas.
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