ARH 239 Native Nrth Amer Art&Archaelog

Prerequisite: GSTR 210

A survey of the visual and material cultures of North America, from first colonization through the 17th century AD, with emphasis on the art and archaeology of prehistoric Kentucky and neighboring states. Ceramics, tools, earthworks, architecture, jewelry, textiles, settlement patterns, human remains, DNA evidence, and other types of evidence for prehistoric life and aesthetics are discussed in their cultural contexts. The techniques of art and archaeology that have revealed these structures and objects and allow us to interpret what we have found will be introduced, as will the legal and ethical controversies regarding the excavation, collection, and study of Native North American artifacts. World Culture (Non-Western) component of the International Perspective.


1 Course Credit