Anthropology

SPRING 2012

Anthropology 5

Reconstructing the Past: Introduction to Archaeology
Alan Covey

Anthropology 5 students

Anthropological archaeology makes a unique contribution to understanding the human past. This course introduces the key concepts, methods and techniques used by modern archaeologists to interpret the past. Students will become better acquainted with archaeological methods through small projects and the discussion of case studies.

Using several of the Yale objects, along with objects from the Hood’s permanent collection, students discussed what can be learned from objects in a museum setting versus archeological and commercial contexts. Students had each chosen an object to focus on and did short presentations.

Related objects

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    Cup with wheel-cut decoration, view with Raising of Lazarus
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    S.977.201, Nilotic relief thumbnail
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    S.977.21_Sarcophagus_thumbnail
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    Draped figure of Dionysos
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    Black-figure Siana cup
    Head of a man, possibly reworked from a portrait of Nero, front view
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    Standing figurine of Jupiter, detail
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    Red-figure squat lekythos, detail A
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    Head of a man, front view B
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    Black-figure hydria
    Vase in the form of a bust
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    Portrait of a bearded man
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    Sarcophagus fragment with a reclining Nereid
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    Lamp in the form of a head (1)
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    Denarius of Julius Caesar
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    Sestertius of Hadrian, reverse
    Denarius of Hadrian, reverse
    Denarius of Hadrian, reverse
    Denarius of Hadrian, reverse
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    Denarius of Hadrian, reverse
    Denarius of Hadrian, reverse
    Denarius of Hadrian, reverse
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    Sestertius of Hadrian, reverse
    Dupondius of Hadrian, reverse
    Sestertius of Hadrian, reverse
    Denarius of Trajan, reverse
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