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UGRD > ANTH > 330

Archaeology of colonialism in Native North America

This course introduces students to the archaeological and anthropological study of colonialism and North Americas indigenous people who confronted its various forms during the last 500+ years. The course focuses on how archaeologists use material culture, architecture, food remains, landscapes, and oral histories- -as well as a variety of historical documents- -to understand Indigenous responses to, engagements with, struggles within, and survival through these complex periods. Examples will be drawn from across the diverse regions, Native peoples, and colonial fronts (e.g., English, Spanish, Russian, French) that characterize the past few centuries of North Americas history.

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