February 26, 2014
Dr. Thomas Garrison will be teaching two summer archaeology courses in Guatemala this year. Apply by March 14th for a chance to attend! Check out http://www.usc.edu/dept/LAS/arc/guatemala.html for more information.
ANTH 400 – Maya Resilience: Conducting Past and Present Identities
This Problems Without Passport course (ANTH 400) studies how the Maya people of Central America have forged a strong cultural identity in both the past and present, as well as the role archaeology has played in this process. Through visits to archaeological sites, museums, and Maya communities students will engage with the complexities of issues relating to the frequently conflicting interests of indigenous cultural heritage and national economic development.
ANTH 450 – Field Research in Maya Archaeology
An associated summer course, ANTH 450 – Field Research in Maya Archaeology, will be available to a select group of students. This course allows students to participate in an archaeological dig in the Maya lowlands of Guatemala. It is by application only and must be taken in conjunction with the Problems Without Passport Course on Maya Resilience. Students will learn drawing and photographic documentation, horizontal excavation, total station survey, tunneling, and excavation of monumental architecture.
Interested students will need to submit an application and a letter of recommendation from a USC faculty member to Thomas Garrison (firstname.lastname@example.org) by March 14, 2014. An application is required for both ANTH 400 and ANTH 450. Both applications can be downloaded at http://www.usc.edu/dept/LAS/arc/guatemala.html .