3.993 Archaeology of the Middle East


Class Info

Focus on the rise of settled communities, cities, and empires and their technological achievements in various areas of the Middle East including Anatolia, the Levant, and Mesopotamia. Using archaeological and written sources, examines why such complex societies arose in this area. Considers the technological basis of these societies; the role of temples and religious hierarchies, of crafts and trade in luxury goods, of writing and bureaucracies, and of class stratification in the rise of early civilizations.

This class has no prerequisites.

3.993 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by Staff.

This class counts for a total of 9 credits. This class counts as a HASS S.

In the Spring 2011 Subject Evaluations, 3.993 was rated 0.0 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the MIT SHASS: Undergraduate Studies - Interdisciplinary Programs - Ancient and Medieval Studies site or on the 3.993 Stellar site.

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