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Advanced Studies in Public Archaeology

Institution Where Taught

University of Maryland, College Park

Web Address (URL)

https://anth.umd.edu/undergraduate/graduate-course-listing

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Course Number

ANTH 642

Course Description

Explores the uses and environments for archaeological work through a discussion of museum, electronic media, heritage settings, outdoor history museums, including the legal environment that offers protection for archaeological remains. The course exposes advanced graduate students to the majority of the cultural media within which archaeology is currently practiced. The interdisciplinary course is a survey of the progress made within and beyond anthropology in understanding the function of heritage, public memory, tourism, and the other popular uses of material from the past, including the progress made in linguistics and psychology, and other cognitive disciplines in understanding the purpose of the past.

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