Ancient Archaeology Courses
(No Greek or Latin Required)
Clsx 105C. Digging for Identity. 3 cr.
An introduction to the discipline and practice of archaeology, with a focus on the use and abuse of archaeological evidence to define peoples of the past and present. It will explore the role of material culture in the construction of past and present human identities. The course will address, in turn, the nature of archaeological evidence, how we interpret it, and what we should do with it. The focus will be on archaeological sites in the Mediterranian and Near East.
Clsx 314. Introduction to Archaeology 3 cr.
An overview of the discipline of archaeology. We will consider the discipline's aims, history, theories, and methods, and will devote special attention to its modern practice, problems, ethical concerns, and significance. Also important will be the study of a wide range of archaeological sites throughout the world.
Clsx 315. Archaeological History of the Ancient Greek World. 3 cr.
A survey of the archaeology of Greece from prehistory to the Roman period.
Clsx 316. Archaeological History of Athens. 3 cr.
An investigation into the topography and monuments of Athens and Attica, from the prehistoric to the Roman period.
Clsx 317. Archaeological History of the Ancient Roman World. 3 cr.
A survey of the archaeology of Italy from prehistory to the middle fourth century A.D.
Clsx 318. Archaeological History of Rome. 3 cr.
An investigation of the topography and monuments of Rome from prehistory through Constantine.
Clsx 319. Archaeological History: Seminar. 3 cr.
Possible topics include the Bronze Age Aegean, the development of Vase Paintings, the Etruscans, the Ara Pacis, etc.
Clsx 321. Art, Architecture, and Archaeology of the Augustan Period. 3 cr.
This class shall examine the Augustan period in the light of its material culture focusing on the art and architecture produced under Augustus in Rome. It will also consider Augustus’ influence upon the later Roman Empire and the Fascist archaeology under Mussolini.