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DISTANCE LEARNING VERSION: This course is organised around a series of lectures and student-led seminars focusing on the archaeological study of North America with a special emphasis on the archaeology of Canada and Alaska. Students will be introduced to the major material culture traditions of higher latitude regions and be expected to engage critically with the key stands of archaeological thinking that have informed the history of research in North American archaeology since its inception in the early 19th century.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
Distance Learning version: the course will provide students with a background to the prehistoric and historical archaeology of Northern North America. In addition to covering major material culture traditions from the earliest settlement of North America to the nineteenth century, this course will also probe some of the most important issues that have come to characterize the study of this diverse and culturally fluid continent. Topics will include different theories of cultural change, concepts of ethnicity, debates surrounding European contact, and the conditions of knowledge that inform our understanding of the past.
This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.