Dec 05, 2019  
2019-2020 College of Liberal Arts 
    
2019-2020 College of Liberal Arts
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ANTH 222 - Archaeology of the Middle East: from Meroe to Baghdad

4 credits
This course discusses the history and archaeology of the Middle East from the rise of the Meroitic Kingdom in Sudan around 350 BCE to the founding of Baghdad in Iraq circa 750 CE. The course will use the theory of cultural transmission to discuss the history of states, religions, and material culture. Central to the course are the different methods of archaeology and how they have helped us to understand this region and time period. These include bio-anthropological analyses, archaeological surveys and excavations, inscriptions and written sources, ceramics and other examples of material culture. Students will get acquainted with these different methods to gain a first understanding of the complex relations in the region contrasting the archaeology of Sudanese Meroitic and Christian kingdoms with the historiographical study of the Umayyad Caliphate. Offered Every Spring Semester. CLA-Breadth/Humanities, CLA-Breadth/Interdisciplinary



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