Department of Anthropology

Ana Maria Navas Mendez

M.Sc., Anthropology, Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow; OGS Summer 2019 Dissertation Writing Fellow
Ana Maria Navas Mendez


  • Office: SAC 5.114
  • Office Hours: W 11:00-12:00pm
  • Campus Mail Code: C3200


Historical archaeology; the role of technology in colonial processes; archaeometallurgy; Latin America.


M.Sc., Anthropology, Centro de Antropología, Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas, Venezuela.

B.A., Anthropology, Escuela de Antropología, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Sociales, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Venezuela. 


ANT F304 • Intro Archaeol Stds: Prehist

80140 • Summer 2017
Meets MTWTHF 8:30AM-10:00AM SAC 4.174

An introduction to archaeology as a discipline.  Three major themes that deal with issues of the past will be covered:

1.  A brief history of the discipline, changing theories about various aspects of the past, and the role that the reconstructions of the past play in national and/or group identities.

2.  A survey of the development of human culture from its beginnings to the rise of civilizations and proto-historical cultures in most areas of the world.  Prehistoric cultures, archaeological sites, and areas of Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe , and the Pacific will be covered.

3.  Archaeological methods of recovery of information about the past.  Scientific procedures involved in excavation, dating, and preservation of the material record.

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