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3710. Technology and Society: Archaeological Perspectives

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Recommended preparation: Introductory coursework in archaeology.

Grading Basis: Graded

Using a hands-on and field-based approach and the study of museum-based collections, an examination of archaeological approaches to understanding the ways in which various technologies are used by human societies in the present and past, how new technologies arise and spread, the impacts of technological changes, and how to study social choices in the implementation of various technologies as varied as stone tools, pottery, footwear, gravestones, and industrial-era mill sites.

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