Course Schedule - Fall Semester 2021

     

ANTH 594 001 (CRN: 13333)

THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF SLAVERY

Long Title: THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF SLAVERY AND THE AFRICAN DIASPORA
Department: Anthropology
Instructor: Morgan, Molly
Meeting: 2:00PM - 3:15PM WF SEW 303 (23-AUG-2021 - 3-DEC-2021) 
Session: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
Credit Hours: 3
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
 
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Section Max Enrollment: 19
Section Enrolled: 2
Total Cross-list Max Enrollment: 19
Total Cross-list Enrolled: 9
Enrollment data as of: 19-SEP-2021 3:18PM
 
Additional Fees: None
 
Final Exam: GR Course-Dept Schedules Exam
 
Description: This course covers methodological and thematic approaches employed in the historical archaeology of slavery and the African diaspora in the Americas from the fifteenth to the nineteenth centuries. Archaeologists are uniquely positioned to study enslaved people through their material culture, and in this case especially, archaeologists have the opportunity to apply their particular approaches since written documents relating to the African diaspora are overwhelmingly written by the enslavers, not the enslaved. In this class emphasis is placed on what the archaeological analyses of the material record reveal about slavery and the everyday lives of enslaved individuals, including plantation life, labor management of the planters, work habits of the enslaved, leisure time, economic networks, kinship, religious practices, retentions, and resistance, to name but a few. Students interested in African and African diaspora studies, archaeology, slavery, and race should find this course useful. Cross-list: ANTH 394. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for ANTH 594 if student has credit for ANTH 394.