ARH100Y1: Introduction to Archaeology



Archaeology entails an active process of uncovering evidence for and learning about aspects of the human past. The goal of this course is to involve students in current archaeological practice, including its socio-political context, and the global structure of the human experience from human evolution through cities and empires. Students will critically engage with ideas both within and outside the discipline on working with descendant communities, stewardship, ethical practice, and the relevance of archaeology to contemporary issues from climate change to social inequality. This course can serve as an introduction for students planning to pursue an archaeology program or as an opportunity to engage with a fascinating topic that is relevant to disciplines ranging from science to humanities.

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