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ANTH 4230/6230

Archaeological Theory
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The development and use of theory in archaeology. The roots of theory in archaeology and how it impacts archaeological methods, an understanding of some of the major theoretical paradigms currently influencing archaeological research, and how to translate abstract ideas into research questions.

When this course is taught as a split level, additional requirements for graduate students: Graduate students must complete all regular readings and assignments. In addition, they will be required to complete additional readings on theoretical concepts and case studies which apply diverse theories, lead at least two class discussions, complete an additional reflexive paper in which they explore their own theoretical orientation in relation to their dissertation research, or create a research paper that conforms to American Antiquity, the primary professional journal for American archaeology. The professor will meet with graduate students as required in order to develop that paper and comment on drafts.

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