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ANTH 50.37 Archaeologies of Religion

Most of humanity’s religious history is only accessible using archaeological evidence. Moreover, even where texts are available, they tend to reflect the perspective of elites. This course therefore explores how archaeological methods can help us better understand religious phenomena in past societies. Topics will include the religion (or lack thereof) of our hominid ancestors (e.g. Neanderthals), the state religions of ancient civilizations, and the complementary perspective that archaeology provides on the World Religions.



Cross Listed Courses

REL 20.07

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Dist:INT or SOC; WCult:NW

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