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Molly E Odell
ARCHY 320
Seattle Campus

Archaeology of the Northwest Coast

Origins, development, and variation of Pacific Northwest cultures, focusing particularly on Washington. Adaptations to maritime and interior environments. Artifacts from a variety of archaeological sites. Technological, functional, and historical significance of Northwest artifacts.

Class description

This course will focus on the major debates in archaeological research on the Northwest Coast of North America including early migrations into the Americas, maritime adaptations, salmon intensification, human management of natural resources, as well as modern ethical debates such as the status of Kennewick Man and the excavation of Tse-whit-zen village.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Molly E Odell
Date: 01/25/2013