Jason P. De Leon
Consideration in detail of specific archaeological topics, either methodological or substantive in content, of current interest. Offered occasionally by resident, new, or visiting faculty. For advanced undergraduates and graduate students. Prerequisite: ARCHY 205.
ARCHY469 C (Fall 2009) is "The Ethnography and Ethnoarchaeology of Borderlands." This cross-listed course (ANTH/ARCH) is an upper-division seminar focused on the physical and cultural traits of ancient and modern borders. Topics to be discussed include the development of the US/Mexico border and the 20th century construction of "illegal" immigrants, the ethnoarchaeology of modern undocumented migration in southern Arizona, the archaeology and ethnohistory of the cultural and political boundaries of the Aztec empire, etc. This course has a mandatory service-learning component whereby students will volunteer at a Latino-based immigration organization. Additionally, there is an overnight field trip to the US/Canada border.
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