Reconstructing the Past: Introduction to Archaeology
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.