Topics in Anthropology: Archeology of Time

ANTH 499
archaeology of time

In archaeology, our chronologies are the foundations upon which all other interpretations of the past are built. In this class we will confront concepts, methods, and techniques in study of archaeological temporalities and chronology building. Using case studies and examples from around the world, we will examine some of the chief foci of the current literature, which includes time perspectivism, unit issues, radiocarbon dating, tree ring analysis, Bayesian statistics, geochronology, and seriation, among others. Students will gain an in depth understanding of issues and core concepts and a focused understanding of Bayesian analysis of radiocarbon dates.

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