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ANTH 455 - Archaeological Theory

(3 units) CO13
Past and current theories in archaeological interpretation.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 102 ; CH 201  or CH 202  or CH 203  or CH 212 ; ANTH 101 ; ANTH 202 ; Junior or Senior standing.

Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Fall - Even Years
Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course:
1. Students will be able to describe in detail the history of the development of Americanist archaeology and integrate their knowledge of this development with the history of the evolution of the social and natural sciences more generally.
2. Students will be able to critically evaluate the theoretical perspectives and biases that have guided archaeological research in the past.
3. Students will be able to explain how modern theoretical perspectives are derived from past ones and how these perspectives guide current archaeological research.
4. Students will be able to develop a synthetic argument explaining one of the long-running and vexing archaeological questions regarding the evolution of human behavior from the perspective of one or more archaeological paradigms and/or theoretical perspectives.


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