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2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ANT 3555 - Ceramics for the Archaeologist (3)

When Offered: Fall, Even-numbered years
Fragile yet indestructible, ceramic artifacts are a significant portion of the archaeological record around the world. Through careful analysis, archaeologists use ceramics to date assemblages and sites, trace production through craft economies, untangle ancient exchange networks, and infer the social identities of potters. In this course, successful students will learn both basic and advanced techniques for archaeological ceramic analysis through a combination of lectures, hands-on activities, and original research.
Prerequisite: ANT 2221 , or permission of the instructor.