ANTHR 4260

ANTHR 4260

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

This course provides a hands-on introduction to analytical methods in archaeology, focusing on the circa 1688-1715 Onöndowa'ga:' (Seneca) White Springs site, located near Geneva, New York. White Springs was a densely-occupied Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) town of about 8 acres that held as many as 100 longhouses and was home to 1700-2000 people; its residents interacted with European colonists and many other indigenous groups. Students will generate new archaeological interpretations by analyzing artifact assemblages recovered by Cornell excavations undertaken in 2007-2015. Readings provide essential background on the history and material culture of the White Springs era. Students will prepare 15-page analytical papers which can draw on field data, museum collections, historical texts, or a combination of these sources.

When Offered Spring.

Breadth Requirement (HB)
Distribution Category (SBA-AS)

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one seminar and one laboratory. Combined with: AIIS 4600ARKEO 4260

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17163ANTHR 4260  SEM 101

  • 17165ANTHR 4260  LAB 401

  • 17166ANTHR 4260  LAB 402