Archaeology (ARKEO)Arts and Sciences

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ARKEO 1200

A broad introduction to archaeology-the study of material remains to answer questions about the human past. Case studies highlight the variability of ancient societies and illustrate the varied methods ... view course details

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    Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ANTHR 1200

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

ARKEO 2010

The Near East is often defined by "firsts": the first cities, writing, and complex societies. Archaeology has long looked to the region for explanations of the origins of civilization. The Middle East ... view course details

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    Combined with: ANTHR 2010NES 2610

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ARKEO 2215

When did "art," however defined, appear during the human career, how was it produced and for what purposes? These are some of the questions we will investigate through a survey of the discovery, validation, ... view course details

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    Combined with: ANTHR 2215

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ARKEO 2610

Urban archaeologists study American Indian, colonial, and 19th-century sties that now lie within the boundaries of modern cities. The course explores how urban centers evolve, what lies beneath today's ... view course details

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    Combined with: CRP 2610LA 2610

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

ARKEO 2620

Various American Indian civilizations and European cultures have altered the landscape to meet the needs of their cultures. Students learn how to interpret the Euro-American landscapes of a buried village ... view course details

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    Combined with: LA 2620

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

ARKEO 2641

In this course we will study the technologies – aqueducts, automata, catapults, concrete and more – that allowed the Roman Empire to prosper and expand. Technical and historical background will accompany ... view course details

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    Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: CLASS 2641STS 2641

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

ARKEO 2666

Jerusalem is a holy city to the adherents of the three great monotheistic faiths: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. For most of its existence it has also been a national capital or major provincial center ... view course details

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    Combined with: JWST 2666NES 2666RELST 2666

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

ARKEO 2711

The Roman period has given us a density of archaeological remains that remains unsurpassed in world history, and these have been studied since the very birth of archaeology. As a result, Roman archaeology ... view course details

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    Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ARTH 2711CLASS 2711

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ARKEO 3000

Undergraduate students pursue topics of particular interest under the guidance of a faculty member. view course details

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  •  5798ARKEO 3000  IND 601

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ARKEO 3090

Introduction and training in dendrochronology and its application to archaeology, art history, and environment through participation in a research project dating ancient to modern tree-ring samples especially ... view course details

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  •  6641ARKEO 3090  LAB 401

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    • Manning, S

ARKEO 3226

A survey of the art and architecture of the later Roman Empire, from the reign of Trajan to the reign of Justinian I. Topics to be considered include: the impact of Christianity on the functions and appearance ... view course details

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ARKEO 3269

In recent years, feminist theory has begun to have an impact on archaeological thought. It is now recognized that gender is likely to have been a relevant dimension of social organization in past societies. ... view course details

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ARKEO 3566

This course introduces students to the arts of the ancient Americas from circa 2000 BC to the Spanish invasions of the 15th and 16th centuries. The inhabitants of the Americas produced outstanding works ... view course details

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ARKEO 3611

A survey of the history and development of ships and seafaring as revealed by shipwrecks, boat burials, texts, art, and other evidence. The role of nautical technology and seafaring among the maritime ... view course details

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    Combined with: NES 3611

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

ARKEO 3661

This course is an intense introduction for undergraduate and graduate students to the earliest written language, Sumerian, and its cuneiform script. Each week will feature grammar lessons and a reading ... view course details

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    Combined with: NES 3661

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ARKEO 3839

What is "religion," and how can we use material culture to investigate ancient beliefs and rituals? This course (1) explores major themes and problems in the archaeology of ancient Greek religion, and ... view course details

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ARKEO 4209

This seminar explores the theoretical models and concepts that have shaped modern archaeology.  Students will examine the history of theoretical orientations in archaeology, and consider the variety of ... view course details

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ARKEO 4220

In little more than a century the Inkas created an empire stretching thousands of kilometers along the Andean spine from Ecuador to Chile. This course focuses on the political and economic structure of ... view course details

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ARKEO 4263

This is a hands-on laboratory course in zooarchaeological method: the study of animal bones from archaeological sites. It is designed to provide students with a basic grounding in identification of body ... view course details

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    Choose one seminar and one discussion. Combined with: ANTHR 4263ANTHR 7263ARKEO 7263

  • 5 Credits Stdnt Opt

ARKEO 4633

This course provides an advanced exploration of the themes and theoretical orientations that define Near Eastern archaeology in the new millennium. Key topics include religion and sedentism, power and ... view course details

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ARKEO 4670

Early states emerged when select groups gained control over wealth and power and institutionalized that control. How this was accomplished is a question of political economy that we can approach ... view course details

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    Combined with: NES 4670NES 6670

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

ARKEO 4981

Independent work under the close guidance of a faculty member. view course details

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  •  5800ARKEO 4981  RSC 701

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    • Alexandridis, A

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ARKEO 4982

The student, under faculty direction, will prepare a senior thesis. view course details

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ARKEO 6000

Graduate students pursue advanced topics of particular interest under the guidance of a faculty member(s). view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5802ARKEO 6000  IND 601

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    • Alexandridis, A

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ARKEO 6100

This course engages students in Archaeology and related fields in a semester-long discussion of the craft of archaeology with the faculty of the Cornell Institute of Archaeology and Material Studies. Each ... view course details

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ARKEO 6226

A survey of the art and architecture of the later Roman Empire, from the reign of Trajan to the reign of Justinian I. Topics to be considered include: the impact of Christianity on the functions and appearance ... view course details

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ARKEO 6269

In recent years, feminist theory has begun to have an impact on archaeological thought. It is now recognized that gender is likely to have been a relevant dimension of social organization in past societies. ... view course details

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ARKEO 6401

Over the last two decades, space has come to be seen as an active element in social, political, and cultural processes, shaping actions and constraining possibilities. As space has been transformed from ... view course details

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    Combined with: ANTHR 6401

  • 4 Credits Graded

ARKEO 6633

This course provides an advanced exploration of the themes and theoretical orientations that define Near Eastern archaeology in the new millennium. Key topics include religion and sedentism, power and ... view course details

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ARKEO 6737

This course provides an introduction to ancient Greek and Roman archaeology for graduate students and advanced undergraduates. Second-year PhD students in the Classical Archaeology track may use this course ... view course details

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    Combined with: CLASS 6737

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ARKEO 6755

An introduction to the field of Dendrochronology and associated topics with an emphasis on their applications in the field of archaeology and related heritage-buildings fields. Course aimed at graduate ... view course details

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  •  8991ARKEO 6755  LAB 401

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    • Manning, S

ARKEO 7209

This seminar explores the theoretical models and concepts that have shaped modern archaeology.  Students will examine the history of theoretical orientations in archaeology, and consider the variety of ... view course details

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ARKEO 7220

In little more than a century the Inkas created an empire stretching thousands of kilometers along the Andean spine from Ecuador to Chile. This course focuses on the political and economic structure of ... view course details

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ARKEO 7263

This is a hands-on laboratory course in zooarchaeological method: the study of animal bones from archaeological sites.  It is designed to provide students with a basic grounding in identification of body ... view course details

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    Choose one seminar and one discussion. Combined with: ANTHR 4263ANTHR 7263ARKEO 4263

  • 5 Credits Stdnt Opt

ARKEO 8901

Students, working individually with faculty member(s), prepare a master's thesis in archaeology. view course details

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  •  5803ARKEO 8901  RSC 701

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    • Alexandridis, A

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