Judith Habicht-Mauche,Spring 2005, UCSC Session 1 Overview Introduce course, T.A.s, Instructor Review syllabus & work, visit Website 5-minute break leave if this course is not for you The World as Seen by Archaeologists what archaeology studies and how
Judith Habicht-Mauche,Spring 2005, UCSC Teaching Staff Instructor: Judith A. Habicht-Mauche Office: 403 Soc Sci 1 Phone: (w/message machine) Office Hours: Wed 1-3 pm Teaching Assistants: Cristie Boone,Charlotte Cooper, Sarah Ginn, Anna Higgins, Jessy O’Reilly, Jun Sunseri, Jessica Watson
Judith Habicht-Mauche,Spring 2005, UCSC What this Course IS: General Introduction to Archaeology *As practiced in North America *As practiced by Anthropologists Includes: *History of Discipline *Basic Method and Theory *Social and Ethical Issues *General Topics and Case Studies (This course satisfies the Social Sciences Gen Ed (IS) requirement and is required for all Anthro majors)
Judith Habicht-Mauche,Spring 2005, UCSC What this Course IS NOT NOT about Dinosaurs NOT about Human Evolution NOT about World Prehistory NOT about “Ancient Civilizations”
Judith Habicht-Mauche,Spring 2005, UCSC Course Structure Lectures and Video Presentations Assigned Readings Weekly On-Line Quizzes Section Discussions and Activities Independent and Group Projects Writing Assignments (Essays, Book Review) Anth 3 Workbook and Study Guide
Judith Habicht-Mauche,Spring 2005, UCSC Required Texts Anth 3 Workbook, Anth 3 Reader David Hurst Thomas (1999) Archaeology: Down to Earth (2nd Edition) James Deetz (1995) In Small Things Forgotten (Revised)
Judith Habicht-Mauche,Spring 2005, UCSC OPTIONAL BOOKS For critical book review
Judith Habicht-Mauche,Spring 2005, UCSC All Books for this course are available at Bay Tree Bookstore And on reserve at McHenry Library EVERYONE MUST PURCHASE THEIR OWN COPY OF THE WORKBOOK AND STUDY GUIDE
Judith Habicht-Mauche,Spring 2005, UCSC On-line Quizzes on WebCT Can be accessed through Anth 3 Web Site Use Cruzmail login and password Must complete 7 of 9 weekly quizzes to pass the class Quizzes available from Tues noon through Thurs midnight of each week Try taking “Demonstration Quiz” between now and next Tuesday
Judith Habicht-Mauche,Spring 2005, UCSC Go to Your Assigned Section NEXT WEEK (Apr 5-8) This secures your place in class If you do not go, your name will be deleted from class list If you can’t make the first section, see your TA today or them ASAP Section Times & TA s--posted on Web, in Workbook and outside 461 Soc Sci 1
Judith Habicht-Mauche,Spring 2005, UCSC If You Are Not Enrolled & Want to be Admitted to Anthropology 3 Keep trying on AIS between now and Mon, Apr 4 After Apr 4, enrollment will be by Permission Code Only Attend any/every section that fits your schedule during week of Apr 4-8. If there is space, TA will give you a permission code. Bring EVV to section to verify status.
Judith Habicht-Mauche,Spring 2005, UCSC Remember: ATTEND YOUR SECTION NEXT WEEK To Retain Your Enrollment No-shows will be deleted to open places for new students.
Judith Habicht-Mauche,Spring 2005, UCSC FIVE MINUTE BREAK If you don’t think this course is for you, here’s your chance to leave! If you do, please leave the syllabus at exit.
Judith Habicht-Mauche,Spring 2005, UCSC WHAT IS ARCHAEOLOGY? Way of seeing and learning 1 about past 2 human cultures 3 through the analysis of material remains 4 in their temporal and spatial context 5.
Judith Habicht-Mauche,Spring 2005, UCSC Way of Seeing and Learning… Body of theories about how world works and how people create order and meaning in their lives (multiple and contested). Body of methods and techniques for recovering information.
Judith Habicht-Mauche,Spring 2005, UCSC Archaeology shares with History an interest in Human Past Prehistoric archaeology Studies societies and spans of time for which there are no written records Historic archaeology Studies societies for which written records exist But reaches beyond documents to confront material conditions of people’s day-to-day lives.
Judith Habicht-Mauche,Spring 2005, UCSC Archaeology shares with Anthropology an interest in Human Culture Culture is Behavior (What people do) Culture is System of Meaning (What people think) Learned, shared, patterned, not rational but rationalizing, dynamic. Structures and is structured by human action in the material world.
Judith Habicht-Mauche,Spring 2005, UCSC Archaeologists study material remains physical traces of human action in the world… Artifacts: humanly-touched things Features: human modifications in landscape (houses, hearths, pits, fields, roads,etc.) Ecofacts: objects of non-cultural origin (seeds, pollen, bones, shell, etc.) Is “Material Culture” Culture?
Judith Habicht-Mauche,Spring 2005, UCSC Material remains meaningless outside of temporal and spatial context… Sites: loci of past human activities; three dimensional association of artifacts, features, and ecofacts. Cultural Landscapes: two dimensional association of sites and features. Vertical associations = relationships through time. Horizontal associations = relationships across space. Excavation and Survey: techniques for reconstructing vertical and horizontal associations between artifacts, ecofacts, features, and sites
Judith Habicht-Mauche,Spring 2005, UCSC The World as Seen by Archaeologists: Material remains are by-products of learned, shared, cognitively structured behavior. Patterning in material record reflects cultural behavior in a systematic way. Task of archaeology is to reconstruct these patterns and explain their meaning--i.e. To tell stories about the past.
Judith Habicht-Mauche,Spring 2005, UCSC REMEMBER GO TO SECTION NEXT WEEK IN 461 Social Sciences 1 This is essential to your continued enrollment in Anthropology 3