ARKEO 3245

ARKEO 3245

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022.

This course considers the possibility of connections between the America and the Old World before the Spanish discovery not only as an empirical question, but also as an intensely controversial issue that has tested the limits of the scholarly detachment that archaeologists imagine characterizes their perspectives. We will consider the evidence for several possible episodes of interaction as well as the broader issue of how long-distance interaction can be recognized in the archaeological record.  Transoceanic contact is a common element in popular visions of the American past, but most professional archaeologists have rejected the possibility with great vehemence.  The issue provides an interesting case study in the power of orthodoxy in archaeology.

When Offered Spring.

Breadth Requirement (GHB)
Distribution Category (HA-AS, HST-AS, SSC-AS)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ANTHR 3245ANTHR 6245ARKEO 6245

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17711 ARKEO 3245   LEC 001

    • MW McGraw Hall 215
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Henderson, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person