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Title: ART 120-01, Classical Archaeology, Fall 2012
Authors: Tronchin, Francesca C.
Keywords: Art and Art History, Department of;Syllabus;Curriculum;Academic departments;Text;2012 Fall
Issue Date:  8
Publisher: Memphis, Tenn. : Rhodes College
Series/Report no.: Syllabi CRN
Abstract: This course will address the material remains of the ancient Mediterranean, including Mesopotamia, Egypt, the Aegean, Greece, Etruria, and Rome. By examining the history of the rediscovery of the classical world we will come to understand “How do we know what we know about antiquity?” through the personalities and methodologies of more than two centuries of archaeological practice. We will also study ethical and legal questions related to classical archaeology and the broader question of “Who owns the past?” by looking into case studies of looting, theft, and museological issues. In this course, students will:  learn to recognize the physical remains (from pottery to major buildings) of these significant ancient civilizations.  examine the impact of modern history and culture on the study and interpretation of the ancient past.  investigate the major sources of information about the classical world.  learn the most significant approaches to archaeological survey, excavation, and preservation of ancient sites and artifacts.  study the ways in which new technology can assist in archaeology.  learn the vocabulary associated with the practice of archaeology and the study of classical artifacts and monuments.  come to understand why studying the past is important in our modern, global society.
Description: This syllabus was submitted to the Rhodes College Office of Academic Affairs by the course instructor.
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