Mar 03, 2024  
2023-2024 University Catalog 
2023-2024 University Catalog
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ANTH 3240 - Archaeology of the African Diaspora

College of Liberal Arts, Education and Human Development

- Credits: 3

This course examines the archaeology and anthropology of the African diaspora from the 1500s to the present. Topics will include race and racialization, creolization, slavery, identity, power, and resistance, as seen from the perspective of historical archaeology. While previous work at sites in New Orleans and Louisiana will form a focal point for the class, it will also encompass African diaspora archaeology throughout the Atlantic World, from the slave port of Elmina in West Africa, to the African Burial Ground in NYC, to the quilombos of Brazil. Particular emphasis will be given to the controversies surrounding African retentions in material culture and spiritual life, and to the connections between archaeology and contemporary social issues.

Grading Basis: Graded
Repeatable: N
Consent Required to Add No
Consent Required to Drop No

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