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Jack A Johnson
ARCHY 369
Seattle Campus

Special Problems in Archaeology

Delineation and analysis of a specific problem or related problems in archaeology focusing on developing research and scholarly communication skills.

Class description

This course will undertake a detailed survey of the archaeological study of the Andes region of South America. The temporal scope of the course will encompass all human activity from initial settlement of the region through the Spanish conquest. Special emphasis will be placed on the examination of the multitude of cultural traditions in Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia, as well as the ways in which these peoples made a living and interacted with the unique range of environments in the region, which is among the most ecologically and culturally diverse regions on the planet. Weekly readings and student-facilitated discussion will be a required component of this course.

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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 Jack A Johnson
Date: 05/10/2011