During the program, you will take one course for a total of 6 UC Berkeley units.
Course: Anthropology 134A
Title: The Archaeology of the Incas
Dates: July 2 – August 5, 2017
Instructor: Alexei Vranich, Ph.D.
Units: 6 units
This course will be held in Cusco, Peru, the former capital of the Inca Empire. The modern city of Cusco is considered the archaeological capital of South America and offers a wide range of daytime and nighttime activities. This course has the following two goals: (1) to introduce students to field methods in archaeology and conservation, and (2) to provide a practical working knowledge of survey, excavation, computer modeling, lab, and field catalog methods. The course primary directive is to enable students to better understand how archaeology is practiced in the field. The research goal is to understand Inca religion and the manner in which they built their temples.
Students in this project will learn basic archaeological field methods in the nearby Sacsaywhaman (pronounced saxy-waman) Archaeological Park, home of the largest and most monumental building ever made by the Incas. Students will also be learning of the culture and history of the Andes by living and studying in this diverse and historically important region. Sachsaywhaman is located walking distance (25 minutes) from our home in the historic core of Cuzco. Since Cuzco is located at high elevation (11,600 feet above sea level) students should be in a good physical condition.
|This course satisfies the L&S International Studies breadth requirement. Please note that academic requirements may change. Consult with your college/major advisor to see which degree requirements this course may fulfill.|
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