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Title: ANSO 207-01, Becoming Human: Archaeology and the Origins of Culture, Fall 2001
Authors: Kus, Susan M.
Keywords: Anthropology and Sociology, Department of;Syllabus;Curriculum;Academic departments;Text;2001 Fall
Issue Date: Aug-2001
Publisher: Memphis, Tenn. : Rhodes College
Series/Report no.: Syllabi CRN
Abstract: To be a good archaeologist one must be a combination of a rigorous scientist, a clever detective and a sensitive humanist (rather than a "tomb raider" or a "raider of the lost ark.") The major challenge of archaeology is to piece together a story of past societies from minimal and often badly preserved material evidence in much the same way that Sherlock Holmes reconstructed past activities at the scene of a crime. However, rather than pursuing arch-villains, archaeologists are pursuing the roots of our cultural and social heritage. This is why an archaeologist is also motivated by a need to understand what it is to be human and to understand how it is we got to where we are today, culturally and socially speaking.
Description: This syllabus was submitted to the Rhodes College Office of Academic Affairs by the course instructor.
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