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Archaeologies of Identity

This course critically considers the theme of ‘identity’ from an archaeological perspective. It starts with an examination of the practitioners themselves, reflecting upon how issues of class, gender and race have influenced the production of archaeological knowledge. We then turn to the various social identities that scholars claim to be able to elicit from the archaeological record including: age, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity etc., examining both why we should be interested in eliciting such information and the methods that - allegedly - allow us to do so (practice theory, isotopic and genetic analyses inter alia).

ANTHROP 733

Unit(s): 3.0 Level(s): Graduate Term(s): Offered?: No Language?: No