Anthropology Courses Offered
Two Faculty-led Study Abroad Opportunities
- Primate Conservation Genetics with Dr. Trudy Turner in South Africa (6 credits)
- Peru Past and Present, Archaeological Perspectives with Dr. Jean Hudson in Peru (6 credits)
Application deadline March 15. Both undergraduates and graduate students welcome to apply.
Anthro 641: Archaeological Curation and the Crisis in the Closet: A Practicum in Management and Care of Research Collections
The course will provide an introduction to the basics of archaeological curation in non-museum settings such as university and private-sector artifact repositories. Currently, the lack of adequate storage facilities for the constantly expanding volume of archaeological materials generated by academic and CRM-based projects is the single largest problem facing the discipline today. As a result, most museums and state repositories no longer accept collections. Many are reviewing existing inventories with an eye toward de-accessioning or discarding portions of their collections. In addition, some Federal agencies have begun to implement a “no collection” policy to limit the amount of material that must be curated.
- Instructor: John Richards
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Prerequisites: Open to all undergraduate and graduate students with consent of instructor
- Credits: 3 credits
- Hours: Monday & Friday, 9:00-9:50am in SAB 149; Friday 1:00-2:30pm, SAB 240
- Flyer (pdf)