ANTH230-01C Archaeological Myth & Mystery (with John Walter Schoenfelder)

ANTH230-01C Archaeological Myth & Mystery (with John Walter Schoenfelder)

This course introduces students to the myths, mysteries, frauds, and fantasies of archaeology and the human past, such as Atlantis, alien visitations, Stonehenge, pyramids, astronomical alignments, pre-Columbian visits to the North American continent, anachronistic artifacts, and outright hoaxes. These claims - some real, some false, some misunderstood, some intriguing - will be examined closely to see how well the explanations use evidence and how valid the assumptions are that uphold them. Students will learn how to critically evaluate these claims in their empirical, political, historical, and cultural contexts as well as try to understand the agendas, personalities, motives, and politics behind some o f the more unsupportable claims. Students my not receive credit for both ANTH 230 and ANTH 230G.





Day(s) and Time(s):

CE1: Feb 1-May 6
F: 3-6p




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Class Number:12532_Spr2021
Your Price*: $1,230.00

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Remote: Courses that are typically taught face-to-face will be delivered remotely this spring. As opposed to an online course, which requires no live sessions and allows a student to study anytime, a remote course is either: (1) a course with live class sessions delivered via web conferencing, or (2) a course with pre-recorded lectures that a student can watch anytime, typically paired with live discussions sessions. For more detail on the remote format of a specific course, contact the instructor.

John Walter Schoenfelder: [email protected]

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