Universität Wien FIND

060088 SE Prehistoric Landscapes of North America (2019S)

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max. 10 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

06.3, 20.3, 27.3, 10.4, 08.5 (Workshop 1), 15.5, 29.5 (Workshop 2), 05.6, 19.6 (Presentations), 26.6 (Presentations)

Wednesday 06.03. 13:00 - 14:30 Seminarraum 13 Franz-Klein-Gasse 1 4.OG
Wednesday 20.03. 13:00 - 14:30 Seminarraum 13 Franz-Klein-Gasse 1 4.OG
Wednesday 10.04. 13:00 - 14:30 Seminarraum 13 Franz-Klein-Gasse 1 4.OG
Wednesday 08.05. 13:00 - 14:30 Seminarraum 13 Franz-Klein-Gasse 1 4.OG
Wednesday 15.05. 13:00 - 14:30 Seminarraum 13 Franz-Klein-Gasse 1 4.OG
Wednesday 29.05. 13:00 - 14:30 Seminarraum 13 Franz-Klein-Gasse 1 4.OG
Wednesday 05.06. 13:00 - 14:30 Seminarraum 13 Franz-Klein-Gasse 1 4.OG
Wednesday 05.06. 14:30 - 17:00 Seminarraum 13 Franz-Klein-Gasse 1 4.OG
Wednesday 19.06. 13:00 - 14:30 Seminarraum 13 Franz-Klein-Gasse 1 4.OG

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

In this seminar, students will examine the development of human activity during North American prehistory from an archaeological landscape perspective. Using case study examples from prehistoric North America, we will examine the ways that prehistoric populations interacted with their environment, and how we see this through landscape archaeology. Students will research topics such as subsistence and settlement, regional exchange, monumental architecture, ritual or sacred landscapes, or responses to climate change, among others.

Students will learn to critically read, summarize, present, and write up a chosen major case study of one period, region, and topic, using archaeological, environmental, ethnographic, and/or historical data. During this process, students will learn the skills necessary for producing scientific presentations and research papers, including lecture presentation style, writing abstracts and outlines, and the parts of a scientific paper.

Students will be expected to:
- Select an individual topic of research from criteria provided by the instructors
- Perform independent research on the selected topic
- Produce an Outline and Reading List of their research topic by Workshop 1 (early May)
- Produce an Introductory chapter of their research topic by Workshop 1 (late May)
- Give a presentation on the selected topic
- Give and receive feedback on their research abstract and presentation from peers and instructors
- Write a final paper on the selected topic of research

Methods
Participation in lectures, discussions and workshops, critical study of literature, and independent development of research

Assessment and permitted materials

Seminar will be entirely in English

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Participation and Completion of Assignments: 40%
Individual Presentation (20 minutes): 20%
Individual Written Assignment (ca. 5000 words, 10 pages): 40%

Examination topics

Reading list

Required readings for the course will come from journal articles and book chapters. In addition, you might find the following books useful:

Fagan, B. 2005. Ancient North America. Thames and Hudson.

Pauketat, T. R. & Loren, D. D. (eds.) 2005. North American Archaeology, Malden, MA: Blackwell.

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