Fall 2021 - ARCH 226 C100
Shamans, Sacrifice and Psychedelics (3)
Class Number: 4410
Delivery Method: Distance Education
Course Times + Location:
Exam Times + Location:
Oct 19, 2021
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
Charts the emergence and changes in the expression of human religious behavior. It covers the earliest rituals of the Palaeolithic, the importance of fertility cults, ancestor cults, alliance rituals, shamans, witchcraft, and monotheism. Breadth-Humanities/Social Sciences.
An overview of how archaeologists attempt to recognize ritual behaviours and religion in the past. Topics include the distinction between traditional religions and book religions, shamanism, altered states of consciousness, monumental architecture, ritual offerings, ritual and warfare, human sacrifice, and human burial and cremation. Examples are drawn from a wide variety of ancient cultures, ranging from the state societies of the Maya and Egypt, to smaller farming communities such as Chaco Canyon (North America), and foraging cultures of the distant past.
- Module Discussions 15%
- Short Assignments 15%
- Midterm Exam 35%
- Final Exam 35%
Students may choose to write either the final exam OR an original research paper, but may not write both.
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