ARCH 265

Archaeology of Everyday Life

What was daily life like in the past? What can archaeology tell us about the occupations, influences, and challenges that men, women, and children experienced in past societies such as Babylon, Akhetaten, London, Pompeii, or Virginia plantations? Topics of study include the patterning of household activities (family life, craft production, child rearing, and diet), social interactions (between genders and among elites, peasants, and slaves), and ethnic and religious affiliations. V.5

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