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This course introduces students to anthropological studies of the Andes region of South America. Its particular focus is on Andean technologies and uses of materials. Historically, approaches to working with materials in the region differed markedly from those found in Europe and the region remains interesting from a technological perspective. Four main technological areas are addresses: mining and metallurgy; the use of fibres (including for textual purposes); medicine and the body; and working the land. Course material includes contemporary ethnographic and historical studies and incorporates three relevant ethnographic films.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
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