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3.990 Seminar in Archaeological Method and Theory

Prereq: 3.985[J], 3.986, 21A.00
U (Fall, Spring)
9 Units

Designed for undergraduate seniors majoring in Archaeology and Materials. Critical analysis of major intellectual and methodological developments in American archaeology, including evolutionary theory, the "New Archaeology," Marxism, formal and ideological approaches. Explores the use of science and engineering methods to reconstruct cultural patterns from archaeological data. Seminar format, with formal presentations by all students. Non-majors fulfilling all prerequisites may enroll by permission of instructors. Instruction and practice in oral and written communication provided.

D. Hosler, H. Lechtman

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