Andean Archaeology and Ethnohistory

Anthropology 490.3 - Sonoma State University - Fall 2003

Taught by Dr. Bruce Owen

New items added on December 12.

This is a PAST SEMESTER's website.
For Spring 2006, go to
Andean Archaeology and Ethnohistory Spring 2006

What's here?

The easy way to view and print class notes

Go to the Class Notes List below. Click on the "View on screen" option for the lecture notes you want. You will see the notes on screen and can print them in a slightly clunky format.

The better but harder way to view and print lecture notes

Go to the Class Notes List below. Click on the "Word 6.0" option to download the class notes you want as a Microsoft Word 6.0 file. This method allows you to print the notes in a more compact format, and to take advantage of the outlining features of Microsoft Word. However, it requires more steps and more computer knowledge on your part.

Your browser may be able to display Word 6.0 files directly; try clicking on a "Word 6.0" link to find out. If not, the browser will probably ask if you want to get additional "plug-in" software to handle this format, or save the file on your computer. Click on the option to save the file. Note the full directory path and filename, so you can find the file later. After the file is downloaded to your computer, use Microsoft Word or any other current word processor to open, view, and print the downloaded file. Some programs, like WordPerfect, may add numbered headings or blank lines; you may want to adjust the format before printing.

The Word 6.0 versions of the class notes are outlines. You may want to put Word in "outline" view and "collapse" the levels of the outlines to help you see the overall organization of the material. Then "expand" the levels step by step to see the details under each heading. To print the outlines correctly, switch to "Normal" or "Page Layout" view before printing.

No viruses

Everything on this site has been scanned for viruses (including macro viruses) and is clean to the best of my knowledge.

So why come to class?

First, so you can master the readings by discussing them in class. Second, so you can hand in the reading summaries due at the beginning of each class. Third, I show and explain pictures of many sites and artifacts in order to make them seem more real. Fourth, hearing me explain things may help you make more sense of the readings and the sketchy class notes. Fifth, numerous studies show that you remember things better if you get the information in various different ways, like reading, hearing, and seeing. Sixth, you can ask questions, and listen as others ask questions that you might not have thought of. Finally, 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.

Class Notes and Slides List

Click on the Class Notes that you want to download. If you have been here before, press your browser's "reload" button to see the latest additions. You may need to scroll down.

The notes below are from a previous semester. I have posted them just in case anyone is curious.

Handout List

Click on the Handout that you want. If you have been here before, press your browser's "reload" button to see the latest additions.

Due dates

These may change depending on how we progress in class and other contingencies, so check here periodically.

Links to Topics, Techniques, Fun Archaeology Stuff

Interesting, illustrated, easy, optional... check these out. If you have been here before, press your browser's "reload" button to see the latest additions.

A Tumilaca pottery motif Andean Archaeology and Ethnohistory by Bruce Owen
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Revised: 17 January 2006