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Archaeology and Religion: Excavating the Sacred from Pre-History to Islam

Instructor: Ian Straughn

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Office Hours: Wed. 2-4pm (and by appointment)

My office is located in The Joukowsky Instutute, Room 309, 70 Waterman

Class time and place: Q hour (Thurs 4-6:20) in Sayles Hall 012

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Course Abstract

This course explores methodological approaches and theoretical underpinnings of scholarly (and sometimes unpopular) interpretations of the archaeological record as evidence for the religious life of past societies, considering how archaeologists have treated the analytical categories of ritual, religion, ideology and the sacred. These discussions will be examined through Mediterranean case studies as a key region in the archaeology of religion.

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