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APY 108LEC: Introduction to Archaeology

Dates: 1/4/2018 - 1/24/2018
Format: Online

Archaeology is the study of the human past through its material remains and is of primary importance in reconstructing past human life ways that exist outside the realm of written record. Bridging the gap between the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities, archaeologists integrate many types of evidence in order to shed light on the origins of our species. This course provides an overview of the methods, theories and models used by archaeologists to better understand past human societies, from the formulation of a research question, through the processes of survey and excavation, to the analysis of data, and the interpretation of the results.  


Study Abroad: Cultural Heritage in Spain

"Cultural Heritage: From Classic Ruins to Living Landscapes"

Location: Tarragona, Spain
Dates: January 8-26, 2018
Credit Hours: 3 credits
Cultural Heritage in Spain

Lead by Dr. Jaume Franquesa in the Department of Anthropology, the program aims to explore the multidimensional character of cultural heritage, combining experiential and academic engagement with the historical, archaeological and cultural heritage of Tarragona, Spain and its surrounding region.

Students will get first-hand knowledge of several forms of cultural heritage:

  • Roman and Medieval built environment of Tarragona and its immediate hinterland
  • Cultural, agrarian landscapes and vernacular architecture of the region
  • Multiple forms of heritage and urban pressures coexisting in Barcelona
  • Cultural value of its food and traditions
  • Archaeological and commemorative remains of the Spanish Civil War