New course: Archaeology and Society

Course description:

How are the results of archaeology used in the world today? Who determines what constitutes sound archaeological scholarship? How are archaeological data and interpretations mobilized across society?  Join us for an in-depth exploration of the uses, misuses, and influences of archaeology in the modern world. We consider the dynamic history of archaeology in contexts such as museums, Indigenous heritage, government policy and courts through a discussion of case studies and scholarship about archaeology as much as by archaeologists. This course fulfills the program requirements for archaeology courses for Anthropology majors and archaeology minors.

Course details:

  • This course will be offered 2021 Winter Term 2
  • Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm, PT
  • The instructor for this course is Andrew Martindale