Department of Anthropology

Benjamin Nutor

MPhil Archaeology, University of Ghana

Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellow (IDRF)
Benjamin Nutor



African Archaeology, Archaeology of Slavery in West Africa (Ghana), Ethnoarchaeology of Indigenous African Religion, Public Archaeology


ANT F304 • Intro Archaeol Stds: Prehist

79275 • Summer 2019
Meets MTWTHF 11:30AM-1:00PM 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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