Controversies in Archaeology

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Controversies in Archaeology

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University of Maryland

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Archaeologists, scholars who study the cultures of previous times, are continually asked to evaluate the evidence for competing stories about the past. This shows how archaeologists use a critical lens and rigorous methods to assess these claims. Students will learn how the archaeological record is formed and transformed, how archaeologists date sites and objects, how they understand ancient environments, and how they can uncover gender, ethnicity, and nationality in artifactual remains.


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