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Department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology

Bryn Mawr College
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Courses

This page displays the schedule of Bryn Mawr courses in this department for this academic year. It also displays descriptions of courses offered by the department during the last four academic years.

For information about courses offered by other Bryn Mawr departments and programs or about courses offered by Haverford and Swarthmore Colleges, please consult the Course Guides page.

For information about the Academic Calendar, including the dates of first and second quarter courses, please visit the College's master calendar.

Fall 2014

COURSE TITLE SCHEDULE/
UNITS
MEETING TYPE TIMES/DAYS LOCATION INSTRUCTOR(S)
ARCH B101-001 Introduction to Egyptian and Near Eastern Archaeology Semester / 1 Lecture: 1:10 PM- 2:30 PM MW Carpenter Library 21 Helft,S.
ARCH B206-001 Hellenistic and Roman Sculpture Semester / 1 Lecture: 11:10 AM-12:00 PM MWF Thomas Hall 104 Donohue,A.
ARCH B254-001 Cleopatra Semester / 1 LEC: 9:55 AM-11:15 AM TTH Carpenter Library 25 Tasopoulou,E.
ARCH B316-001 Trade and Transport in the Ancient World Semester / 1 Lecture: 10:10 AM-11:30 AM MW Carpenter Library 21 Magee,P.
ARCH B329-001 Archaeology and National Imagination in Modern Greece Semester / 1 LEC: 12:55 PM- 2:15 PM TTH Thomas Hall 223 Tasopoulou,E.
ARCH B398-001 Senior Seminar Semester / 1 Lecture: 12:10 PM- 2:00 PM W Carpenter Library 17 Dept. staff, TBA
ARCH B403-001 Supervised Work Semester / 1 Dept. staff, TBA
ARCH B403-001 Supervised Work Semester / 1 Dept. staff, TBA
ARCH B516-001 Trade and Transport in the Ancient World Semester / 1 Lecture: 10:10 AM-11:30 AM MW Carpenter Library 21 Magee,P.
ARCH B529-001 Archaeology and National Imagination in Modern Greece Semester / 1 LEC: 12:55 PM- 2:15 PM TTH Thomas Hall 223 Tasopoulou,E.
ARCH B605-001 The Concept of Style Semester / 1 Lecture: 4:10 PM- 6:00 PM M Thomas Hall 102 Donohue,A.
ARCH B701-001 Supervised Work Semester / 1 Lecture: Date/Time TBA Donohue,A.
ARCH B701-002 Supervised Work Semester / 1 Lecture: Date/Time TBA Magee,P.
ARCH B701-003 Supervised Work Semester / 1 Lecture: Date/Time TBA Ataç,M.
ARCH B701-004 Supervised Work Semester / 1 Lecture: Date/Time TBA Lindenlauf,A.

Spring 2015

COURSE TITLE SCHEDULE/
UNITS
MEETING TYPE TIMES/DAYS LOCATION INSTRUCTOR(S)
ARCH B102-001 Introduction to Classical Archaeology Semester / 1 Lecture: 11:10 AM-12:00 PM MWF Thomas Hall 104 Donohue,A.
ARCH B203-001 Ancient Greek Cities and Sanctuaries Semester / 1 Lecture: 2:40 PM- 4:00 PM MW Carpenter Library 25 Tasopoulou,E.
ARCH B230-001 Archaeology and History of Ancient Egypt Semester / 1 Lecture: 11:25 AM-12:45 PM TTH Carpenter Library 21 Ataç,M.
ARCH B305-001 Topics in Ancient Athens Semester / 1 Lecture: 12:10 PM- 2:00 PM M Carpenter Library 13 Tasopoulou,E.
ARCH B312-001 The Eastern Mediterranean in the Late Bronze Age Semester / 1 Lecture: 2:10 PM- 4:00 PM TH Carpenter Library 13 Ataç,M.
ARCH B399-001 Senior Seminar Semester / 1 Lecture: 2:10 PM- 4:00 PM T Thomas Hall 102 Dept. staff, TBA
ARCH B403-001 Supervised Work Semester / 1 Dept. staff, TBA
ARCH B403-001 Supervised Work Semester / 1 Dept. staff, TBA
ARCH B505-001 Topics in Ancient Athens Semester / 1 Lecture: 12:10 PM- 2:00 PM M Carpenter Library 13 Tasopoulou,E.
ARCH B628-001 Assyria and the West: Neo-Hittite States Semester / 1 Lecture: 4:10 PM- 6:00 PM T Carpenter Library 13 Ataç,M.
ARCH B701-001 Supervised Work Semester / 1 Lecture: Date/Time TBA Donohue,A.
ARCH B701-002 Supervised Work Semester / 1 Lecture: Date/Time TBA Magee,P.
ARCH B701-003 Supervised Work Semester / 1 Lecture: Date/Time TBA Ataç,M.
ARCH B701-004 Supervised Work Semester / 1 Lecture: Date/Time TBA Lindenlauf,A.

Fall 2015

(Class schedules for this semester will be posted at a later date.)

2014-15 Catalog Data

ARCH B101 Introduction to Egyptian and Near Eastern Archaeology Fall 2014 A historical survey of the archaeology and art of the ancient Near East and Egypt. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Inquiry into the Past (IP) Counts toward Africana Studies

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ARCH B102 Introduction to Classical Archaeology Spring 2015 A historical survey of the archaeology and art of Greece, Etruria, and Rome. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Inquiry into the Past (IP)

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ARCH B104 Archaeology of Agricultural and Urban Revolutions Not offered 2014-15 This course examines the archaeology of the two most fundamental changes that have occurred in human society in the last 12,000 years, agriculture and urbanism, and we explore these in Egypt and the Near East as far as India. We also explore those societies that did not experience these changes. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Inquiry into the Past (IP) Cross-listed as CITY B104 Counts toward Geoarchaeology Counts toward Middle Eastern Studies

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ARCH B125 Classical Myths in Art and in the Sky Not offered 2014-15 This course explores Greek and Roman mythology using an archaeological and art historical approach, focusing on the ways in which the traditional tales of the gods and heroes were depicted, developed and transmitted in the visual arts such as vase painting and architectural sculpture, as well as projected into the natural environment. Inquiry into the Past (IP) Cross-listed as HART B125 Cross-listed as CSTS B125

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ARCH B135 Focus: Archaeological Fieldwork and Methods Not offered 2014-15 The fundamentals of the practice of archaeology through readings and case studies and participatory demonstrations. Case studies will be drawn from the archives of the Nemea Valley Archaeological Project and material in the College's collections. Each week there will be a 1-hour laboratory that will introduce students to a variety of fieldwork methods and forms of analysis. This is a half semester Focus course. Inquiry into the Past (IP) Counts toward Geoarchaeology

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ARCH B136 Focus: Archaeological Science Not offered 2014-15 This is a half-semester Focus course offered as an introduction to the role of science in the contemporary practice of archaeology. Although it will often be sequential to another Focus course, ARCH 135: Archaeological Fieldwork and Methods, it is a stand alone offering that will be of interest to a broad range of students. Topics covered in the course will include: radiometric dating (especially 14c), palaeo-environmental reconstruction, sedimentary analysis and geochemical provenience methodologies. This course will include a 1 hour lab. Inquiry into the Past (IP) Scientific Investigation (SI) Counts toward Geoarchaeology

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ARCH B203 Ancient Greek Cities and Sanctuaries Spring 2015 A study of the development of the Greek city-states and sanctuaries. Archaeological evidence is surveyed in its historic context. The political formation of the city-state and the role of religion is presented, and the political, economic, and religious institutions of the city-states are explored in their urban settings. The city-state is considered as a particular political economy of the Mediterranean and in comparison to the utility of the concept of city-state in other cultures. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Inquiry into the Past (IP) Cross-listed as CITY B203

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ARCH B205 Greek Sculpture Not offered 2014-15 One of the best preserved categories of evidence for ancient Greek culture is sculpture. The Greeks devoted immense resources to producing sculpture that encompassed many materials and forms and served a variety of important social functions. This course examines sculptural production in Greece and neighboring lands from the Bronze Age through the fourth century B.C.E. with special attention to style, iconography and historical and social context. Critical Interpretation (CI) Inquiry into the Past (IP) Cross-listed as HART B204

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ARCH B206 Hellenistic and Roman Sculpture Fall 2014 This course surveys the sculpture produced from the fourth century B.C.E. to the fourth century C.E., the period, beginning with the death of Alexander the Great, that saw the transformation of the classical world through the rise of Rome and the establishment and expansion of the Roman Empire. Style, iconography, and production will be studied in the contexts of the culture of the Hellenistic kingdoms, the Roman appropriation of Greek culture, the role of art in Roman society, and the significance of Hellenistic and Roman sculpture in the post-antique classical tradition. Writing Attentive Critical Interpretation (CI) Inquiry into the Past (IP) Cross-listed as HART B206

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ARCH B211 The Archaeology and Anthropology of Rubbish and Recycling Not offered 2014-15 This course serves as an introduction to a range of approaches to the study of waste and dirt as well as practices and processes of disposal and recycling in past and present societies. Particular attention will be paid to the interpretation of spatial disposal patterns, the power of dirt(y waste) to create boundaries and difference, and types of recycling. Critical Interpretation (CI) Inquiry into the Past (IP) Cross-listed as ANTH B211

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ARCH B220 Araby the Blest: The Archaeology of the Arabian Peninsula from 3000 to 300 B.C.E. Not offered 2014-15 A survey of the archaeology and history of the Arabian peninsula focusing on urban forms, transport, and cultures in the Arabian peninsula and Gulf and their interactions with the world from the rise of states in Mesopotamia down to the time of Alexander the Great. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Inquiry into the Past (IP)

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ARCH B224 Women in the Ancient Near East Not offered 2014-15 A survey of the social position of women in the ancient Near East, from sedentary villages to empires of the first millennium B.C.E. Topics include critiques of traditional concepts of gender in archaeology and theories of matriarchy. Case studies illustrate the historicity of gender concepts: women's work in early village societies; the meanings of Neolithic female figurines; the representation of gender in the Gilgamesh epic; the institution of the "Tawananna" (queen) in the Hittite empire; the indirect power of women such as Semiramis in the Neo-Assyrian palaces. Reliefs, statues, texts and more indirect archaeological evidence are the basis for discussion. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Inquiry into the Past (IP) Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies Counts toward Middle Eastern Studies

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ARCH B228 The Archaeology of Iran: From the Neolithic to Alexander the Great Not offered 2014-15 This course examines the archaeology of Iran from circa 6000 BC to the coming of Alexander the Great at the end of the fourth century BC. Through the course we examine the beginnings of agriculture, pastoralism and sedentary settlement in the Neolithic and Chalcolithic periods; Bronze Age interaction between Iran, Mesopotamia, south Asia and the Arabian Gulf; developments within the Iron Age; and the emergence of the Achaemenid Empire (538-332BC). Inquiry into the Past (IP)

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ARCH B230 Archaeology and History of Ancient Egypt Spring 2015 A survey of the art and archaeology of ancient Egypt from the Pre-Dynastic through the Graeco-Roman periods, with special emphasis on Egypt's Empire and its outside connections, especially the Aegean and Near Eastern worlds. Writing Attentive Inquiry into the Past (IP) Counts toward Africana Studies Counts toward Middle Eastern Studies

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ARCH B240 Archaeology and History of Ancient Mesopotamia Not offered 2014-15 A survey of the material culture of ancient Mesopotamia, modern Iraq, from the earliest phases of state formation (circa 3500 B.C.E.) through the Achaemenid Persian occupation of the Near East (circa 331 B.C.E.). Emphasis will be on art, artifacts, monuments, religion, kingship, and the cuneiform tradition. The survival of the cultural legacy of Mesopotamia into later ancient and Islamic traditions will also be addressed. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Inquiry into the Past (IP) Counts toward Middle Eastern Studies

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ARCH B244 Great Empires of the Ancient Near East Not offered 2014-15 A survey of the history, material culture, political and religious ideologies of, and interactions among, the five great empires of the ancient Near East of the second and first millennia B.C.E.: New Kingdom Egypt, the Hittite Empire in Anatolia, the Assyrian and Babylonian Empires in Mesopotamia, and the Persian Empire in Iran. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Inquiry into the Past (IP) Cross-listed as POLS B244 Cross-listed as HIST B244 Counts toward Middle Eastern Studies

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ARCH B254 Cleopatra Fall 2014 This course examines the life and rule of Cleopatra VII, the last queen of Ptolemaic Egypt, and the reception of her legacy in the Early Roman Empire and the western world from the Renaissance to modern times. The first part of the course explores extant literary evidence regarding the upbringing, education, and rule of Cleopatra within the contexts of Egyptian and Ptolemaic cultures, her relationships with Julius Caesar and Marc Antony, her conflict with Octavian, and her death by suicide in 30 BCE. The second part examines constructions of Cleopatra in Roman literature, her iconography in surviving art, and her contributions to and influence on both Ptolemaic and Roman art. A detailed account is also provided of the afterlife of Cleopatra in the literature, visual arts, scholarship, and film of both Europe and the United States, extending from the papal courts of Renaissance Italy and Shakespearean drama, to Thomas Jefferson's art collection at Monticello and Joseph Mankiewicz's 1963 epic film, Cleopatra. Critical Interpretation (CI) Inquiry into the Past (IP) Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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ARCH B255 Show and Spectacle in Ancient Greece and Rome Not offered 2014-15 A survey of public entertainment in the ancient world, including theater and dramatic festivals, athletic competitions, games and gladiatorial combats, and processions and sacrifices. Drawing on literary sources and paying attention to art, archaeology and topography, this course explores the social, political and religious contexts of ancient spectacle. Special consideration will be given to modern equivalents of staged entertainment and the representation of ancient spectacle in contemporary film. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Inquiry into the Past (IP) Cross-listed as CSTS B255 Cross-listed as HIST B285 Cross-listed as CITY B260

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ARCH B260 Daily Life in Ancient Greece and Rome Not offered 2014-15 The often-praised achievements of the classical cultures arose from the realities of day-to-day life. This course surveys the rich body of material and textual evidence pertaining to how ancient Greeks and Romans -- famous and obscure alike -- lived and died. Topics include housing, food, clothing, work, leisure, and family and social life. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Inquiry into the Past (IP) Cross-listed as CSTS B260 Cross-listed as CITY B259

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ARCH B268 Greek and Roman Architecture Not offered 2014-15 A survey of Greek and Roman architecture taking into account building materials, construction techniques, various forms of architecture in their urban and religious settings from an historical and social perspective. Inquiry into the Past (IP) Cross-listed as HART B268 Cross-listed as CITY B268

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ARCH B270 Geoarchaeology Not offered 2014-15 Societies in the past depended on our human ancestors' ability to interact with their environment. Geoarchaeology analyzes these interactions by combining archaeological and geological techniques to document human behavior while also reconstructing the past environment. Course meets twice weekly for lecture, discussion of readings and hands on exercises. Prerequisite: one course in anthropology, archaeology or geology. Inquiry into the Past (IP) Scientific Investigation (SI) Cross-listed as GEOL B270 Cross-listed as ANTH B270 Counts toward Geoarchaeology

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ARCH B305 Topics in Ancient Athens Spring 2015 This is a topics course. Course content varies. Writing Attentive Cross-listed as CITY B305

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ARCH B308 Ceramic Analysis Not offered 2014-15 Pottery is a fundamental means of establishing the relative chronology of archaeological sites and of understanding past human behavior. Included are theories, methods and techniques of pottery description, analysis and interpretation. Topics include typology, seriation, ceramic characterization, production, function, exchange and the use of computers in pottery analysis. Laboratory work on pottery in the department collections. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Counts toward Geoarchaeology

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ARCH B312 The Eastern Mediterranean in the Late Bronze Age Spring 2015 This course is focused on the artistic interconnections among Egypt, Syria, Anatolia, and the Aegean during the Late Bronze Age (ca. 1500-1200 BCE) and their Middle Bronze Age (ca. 2000-1500 BCE) background. Prerequisites: ARCH B101 or B216 or B226 or B230 or B240 or B244. Writing Attentive

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ARCH B316 Trade and Transport in the Ancient World Fall 2014 Issues of trade, commerce and production of export goods are addressed with regard to the Bronze Age and Iron Age cultures of Mesopotamia, Arabia, Iran and south Asia. Crucial to these systems is the development of means of transport via maritime routes and on land. Archaeological evidence for traded goods and shipwrecks is used to map the emergence of sea-faring across the Indian Ocean and Gulf while bio-archaeological data is employed to examine the transformative role that Bactrian and Dromedary camels played in ancient trade and transport. Cross-listed as CITY B316

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ARCH B323 On the Trail of Alexander the Great Not offered 2014-15 This course explores the world of Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic world on the basis of a variety of sources. Particular focus is put on the material culture of Macedonia and Alexander's campaigns that changed forever the nature and boundaries of the Greek world. Prerequisite: a course in classical archaeology or permission of the instructor.

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ARCH B324 Roman Architecture Not offered 2014-15 The course gives special attention to the architecture and topography of ancient Rome from the origins of the city to the later Roman Empire. At the same time, general issues in architecture and planning with particular reference to Italy and the provinces from republic to empire are also addressed. These include public and domestic spaces,structures, settings and uses, urban infrastructure, the relationship of towns and territories, "suburban" and working villas, and frontier settlements. Prerequisite: ARCH 102. Cross-listed as CSTS B324 Cross-listed as HART B324

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ARCH B328 Analysis of Geospatial Data Using GIS Not offered 2014-15 Analysis of geospatial data, theory, and the practice of geospatial reasoning. Cross-listed as CITY B328 Cross-listed as GEOL B328 Cross-listed as BIOL B328

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ARCH B329 Archaeology and National Imagination in Modern Greece Fall 2014 This course explores the link between archaeology, antiquity and the national imagination in modern Greece from the establishment of the Greek state in the early nineteenth century to present times. Drawing from a variety of disciplines, including history, archaeology, art history, sociology, anthropology, ethnography, and political science, the course examines the pivotal role of archaeology and the classical past in the construction of national Greek identity. Special emphasis is placed on the concepts of Hellenism and nationalism, the European rediscovery of Greece in the Romantic era, and the connection between classical archaeology and Philhellenism from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries. Additional topics of study include the presence of foreign archaeological schools in Greece, the Greek perception of archaeology, the politics of display in Greek museums, and the importance and power of specific ancient sites, monuments, and events, such as the Athenian Acropolis, the Parthenon, and the Olympic Games, in the construction and preservation of Greek national identity.

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ARCH B330 Archaeological Theory and Method Not offered 2014-15 A history of archaeology from the Renaissance to the present with attention to the formation of theory and method; special units on gender and feminist theory and post-modern approaches. Inquiry into the Past (IP) Cross-listed as ANTH B330

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ARCH B352 Ancient Egyptian Architecture: The New Kingdom Not offered 2014-15 A proseminar that concentrates on the principles of ancient Egyptian monumental architecture with an emphasis on the New Kingdom. The primary focus of the course is temple design, but palaces, representative settlements, and examples of Graeco-Roman temples of the Nile Valley will also be dealt with. Prerequisites: ARCH B101 or B230 or B244.

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ARCH B359 Topics in Classical Art and Archaeology
Section 001 (Fall 2013): Illustration Not offered 2014-15 This is a topics course. Course content varies. Prerequisites: 200-level coursework in some aspect of classical or related cultures, archeology or art history. Cross-listed as HART B358 Cross-listed as CSTS B359

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ARCH B398 Senior Seminar A weekly seminar on topics to be determined with assigned readings and oral and written reports.

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ARCH B399 Senior Seminar A weekly seminar on common topics with assigned readings and oral and written reports.

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ARCH B403 Supervised Work Supervised Work

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ARCH B403 Supervised Work Supervised Work

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ARCH B505 Topics in Ancient Athens Spring 2015 This is a topics course. Topics vary. Previous topics include: Monuments and Art, Acropolis

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ARCH B508 Ceramic Analysis Not offered 2014-15 Pottery is fundamental for establishing the relative chronology of archaeological sites and past human behavior. Included are theories, methods and techniques of pottery description, analysis, and interpretation. Topics are typology, seriation, ceramic characterization, production, function, exchange and the use of computers in pottery analysis. Laboratory in the collections.

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ARCH B516 Trade and Transport in the Ancient World Fall 2014 Issues of trade, commerce and production of export goods are addressed with regard to the Bronze Age and Iron Age cultures of Mesopotamia, Arabia, Iran and south Asia. Crucial to these systems is the development of means of transport via maritime routes and on land. Archaeological evidence for traded goods and shipwrecks is used to map the emergence of sea-faring across the Indian Ocean and Gulf while bio-archaeological data is employed to examine the transformative role that Bactrian and Dromedary camels played in ancient trade and transport.

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ARCH B529 Archaeology and National Imagination in Modern Greece Fall 2014 This course explores the link between archaeology, antiquity and the national imagination in modern Greece from the establishment of the Greek state in the early nineteenth century to present times. Drawing from a variety of disciplines, including history, archaeology, art history, sociology, anthropology, ethnography, and political science, the course examines the pivotal role of archaeology and the classical past in the construction of national Greek identity. Special emphasis is placed on the concepts of Hellenism and nationalism, the European rediscovery of Greece in the Romantic era, and the connection between classical archaeology and Philhellenism from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries. Additional topics of study include the presence of foreign archaeological schools in Greece, the Greek perception of archaeology, the politics of display in Greek museums, and the importance and power of specific ancient sites, monuments, and events, such as the Athenian Acropolis, the Parthenon, and the Olympic Games, in the construction and preservation of Greek national identity.

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ARCH B530 Archaeological Theory & Method Not offered 2014-15 A history of archaeology from the Renaissance to the present with attention to the formation of theory and method; special units on gender and feminist theory and post-modern approaches.

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ARCH B552 Egyptian Architecture: New Kingdom Not offered 2014-15 A proseminar that concentrates on the principles of ancient Egyptian monumental architecture with an emphasis on the New Kingdom. The primary focus of the course is temple design, but palaces, representative settlements, and examples of Graeco-Roman temples of the Nile Valley will also be dealt with.

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ARCH B570 Geoarchaeology Not offered 2014-15 Societies in the past depended on our human ancestors' ability to interact with their environment. Geoarchaeology analyzes these interactions by combining archaeological and geological techniques to document human behavior while also reconstructing the past environment. Course meets twice weekly for lecture, discussion of readings and hands on exercises. Prerequisite: one course in anthropology, archaeology or geology.

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ARCH B605 The Concept of Style Fall 2014 Style is a fundamental concern for historians of art. This seminar examines concepts of style in ancient and post-antique art historiography, focusing on the historical and intellectual contexts in which they arose. Special attention is paid to the recognition and description of style, explanations of stylistic change, and the meanings attached to style, particularly in classical and related art.

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ARCH B608 Mediterranean Landscape Archaeology Not offered 2014-15 This course explores a range of approaches to the study of landscapes that relates to core principles of the field of archaeology. It also discusses the construction of specific landscapes in the Mediterranean (e.g., gardens, sacred landscapes, and memoryscapes).

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ARCH B622 Classical Conceptions of the Human Figure Not offered 2014-15 The representation of the human figure is so central to the art of the West that it is easy to accept it as a natural and inevitable concern and to overlook the problems it raises. This seminar will focus on some of the fundamental artistic, cultural, and ideological issues surrounding the conceptions of the human form in classically based representations. The material to be considered will range from the art and literature of classical antiquity through contemporary critical approaches. Post-antique, non-classical, and non-Western traditions perspectives are welcome. Proposed topics include: knowledge of the human body (including medical texts); individual and type; physiognomic analysis, proportions and canons; the ideal; representations of mental states; representation of movement (including drama and dance); anthropomorphism and the divine; masks; costumes, and alterations.

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ARCH B623 On the Trail of Alexander the Great Not offered 2014-15 This course explores the world of Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic world based on a variety of sources. Particular focus is put on the material culture of Macedonia and Alexander's campaigns that changed forever the nature and boundaries of the Greek world. Prerequisite: a course in Classical Archaeology or permission of the instructor.

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ARCH B625 Historiography of Ancient Art Not offered 2014-15 Our understanding of the material culture of classical antiquity and related civilizations, including the post-antique West, rests on information and interpretive frameworks derived from ancient texts. This pro-seminar explores how the history of ancient art has been and continues to be written, with emphasis on the ancient texts, their historical and intellectual contexts, and the uses to which they have been put in a variety of historical formulations from antiquity through modern times.

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ARCH B628 Assyria and the West: Neo-Hittite States Spring 2015 This seminar revolves around the art and architecture of the Neo-Hittite states of the Iron Age in Syro-Anatolia from the lens of their relations with the Neo-Assyrian Empire.

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ARCH B634 Problems in Greek Art
Section 001 (Fall 2013): Narrative Not offered 2014-15 A seminar dealing with current issues in the art of ancient Greece and related traditions.

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ARCH B636 Mycenaean Archaeology Not offered 2014-15 An intensive survey of the archaeology of Late Bronze Age Greece focusing on the sites of the Mycenaean culture.

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ARCH B638 Archaeology of Assyria Not offered 2014-15 A seminar focused on the art and architecture of the Neo-Assyrian Empire (883-612 BCE). Emphasis will be on the cities, palaces, and decorative programs of the major Neo-Assyrian kings.

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ARCH B639 The Iranian Iron Age Not offered 2014-15 In this course we examine the archaeology of Iran and its neighbors to the south, north and east from c. 1300 to 300 BC. Through an analysis of archaeological data, we will examine questions related to subsistence strategies, trade and the response to imperial powers. The course incorporates an examination of the archaeology of the Achaemenid Empire.

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ARCH B669 Ancient Greece and the Near East Not offered 2014-15 Approaches to the study of interconnections between Ancient Greece and the Near East, mainly in the Iron Age, with emphasis on art, architecture, and intellectual perspective.

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ARCH B672 Archaeology of Rubbish Not offered 2014-15 This course explores a range of approaches to the study of waste and dirt as well as practices and processes of disposal and recycling in past and present societies. Particular attention will be paid to understanding and interpreting spacial disposal patterns, identifying votive deposits (bothroi), and analyzing the use of dirt(y waste) in negotiating social differences.

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ARCH B692 Archaeology of Achaemenid Era Not offered 2014-15 The course explores the archaeology of the Achaemenid Empire. It will be offered in conjunction with Professor Lauren Ristvet (UPENN) and will cover the archaeology of the regions from Libya to India fro 538 to 332 BC. Students will be expected to provide presentations as well as written work.

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ARCH B701 Supervised Work Fall 2014, Spring 2015 Unit of supervised work

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