Andean Archaeology and Ethnohistory

Anthropology 326 - Sonoma State University - Spring 2006

Taught by Dr. Bruce Owen

New items added on May 12.

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What's here?

So why come to class?

First, so you can hear and see me explain the material in person, which is an efficient way to learn it. I fill in details, explain arguments, and highlight the important points, which should make it easier to see the big picture rather than getting lost in the details. Hearing me explain things may help you make more sense of the readings and the sketchy class notes. Second, so you can ask questions, and listen as others ask questions that you might not have thought of. Third, so you can take the short reading quiz at the beginning of each class, to test your comprehension and get some credit for having done the reading. Finally, numerous studies show that you remember things better if you get the information in various different ways, like reading, hearing, and seeing. You will almost certainly master the material better as we work through it in class.

Class Notes and Slides List

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Virtual handouts

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Password: Due to copyright restrictions, the posted readings require a class user ID and password, different from your Peoplesoft ID and password. I will announce these in class. Email me if you need a reminder.

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Due dates

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Links to Topics, Techniques, Fun Archaeology Stuff

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A Tumilaca pottery motif Andean Archaeology and Ethnohistory by Bruce Owen
Copyright (c) 2006, Bruce Owen. All rights reserved.
Please send comments on content and presentation to bruce.owen@sonoma.edu.
URL of this document: http://bruceowen.com/andeanae/326s2006.htm
Revised: 12 May 2006