Intro to Archaeology

This course presents an introduction to the Archaeology of the Mediterranean World, examining the history and contexts of sites and monuments as well as the methods, practices, and research models through which they have been excavated and studied. From the Bronze Age palaces of the Aegean, to the Athenian Acropolis, to the eastern cities founded by Alexander the Great, the Roman Forum, Pompeii, and the Roman provinces, we consider the ways in which art, archaeology, architecture, everyday objects, landscape, urbanism, technology, and ritual teach us about ancient Greek and Roman societies. Special focus is placed on the origins of the discipline of archaeology in the Renaissance, 19th to 20th-century humanistic and social scientific approaches, reception, and postmodern social constructions of knowledge.






Fall 2022

Joan Breton Connelly
MW: 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM SILV 503