3.981 Communities of the Living and the Dead: the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt


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Examines the development of complex societies in Egypt over a 3000-year period. Uses archaeological and historical sources to determine how and why prehistoric communities coalesced into a long-lived and powerful state. Studies the remains of ancient settlements, tombs, and temples, exploring their relationships to one another and to the geopolitical landscape of Egypt and the Mediterranean world. Considers the development of advanced technologies, rise of social hierarchy, expansion of empire, role of writing, and growth of a complex economy.

This class has no prerequisites.

3.981 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by K. Grossman.

Lecture occurs 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 3-370.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS S.

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