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Ancient Middle America

Fall Semester 2013

Anth 3618-001 Ancient Middle America

14062 -001 LEC, 4:00 P.M. - 5:15 P.M. , Tu,Th (09/03/2013 - 12/13/2013), Cina  214, Roufs,Tim, 3 credits
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The Maya 8th Ed. is currently available online from about $17.98 new / $14.15 used used, with a "Buyback Price" of $9.10. (+ p/h, at amazon.com & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25). The Amazon Book Trade-In Program will buy it back (the current Amazon Buyback price is $7.09. Which means the Amazon Price After Buyback would be $7.09--a real bargain, even with p/h added). (3 July 2013)

Mexico 7th Ed. is currently available online from about $13.78 new / NA used used, with a (+ p/h, at amazon.com & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25). (3 July 2013)

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assignments summary

The Maya

The Maya (8th ed.)
Michael D. Coe
(NY: Thames and Hudson, 2011)

Text, Mexico, 7th Edition, Michael D. Coe and Rex Koontz.

Mexico (7thed.)
Michael D. Coe and Rex Koontz
(NY: Thames and Hudson, 2013)

Eight-Deer, Mixtec.
8-Deer, Mixtec Leader
Tula, Hidalgo, Toltec Capital

Olmlec head.
Olmec, Mexico

Tikal, Guatemala
Tikál, Guatemala

Maya stelae of Copán, Honduras,  Frederick Catherwood, 1839
Copán, Honduras

Tula, Hidalgo

Tula, Hidalgo, Toltec Capital
Aztec Sunstone Calendar

Aztec Sunstone
Jaguar
Spirits of the Jaguar
Clovis point
Clovis point
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textbooks for the course
general textbook information

UMD  
University of Minnesota Duluth
 
September  2013
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Passenger pigeon.
Martha, the last passenger pigeon in the world, d. 1914, "alone in captivity in a cage at the Cincinnati Zoo"

U.S.A Labor Day
Holiday

 

Rosh Hashana
begins at sunset September 4, 2013 - nightfall September 6, 2013
   

Buddy Holly's
Birthday

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Holidays Fall 2014
Week 4 Rosh Hashana from sunset 24 September - nightfall 26 September 2014
Week 5 Yom Kippur from sunset 3 October - nightfall 4 October 2014
Week 7 Thanksgiving (Canada) 13 October 2014
Week 8 Diwali ("festival of lights") 23 October 2014 (in Nepal, India and several other countries)
Week 9 Dia de los Muertos 1 November 2014 All Saints' Day
2 November 2014 All Souls' Day
Week 13 Thanksgiving (United States) 27 November 2014
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Anth 3618 Ancient Middle America
Week 1 — Ancient Middle America: Introduction and Orientation
envelope
Welcome Memo

Week 1 Memo

A note on the slide formats: Since at this point we do not know what software you are using on your computer, we offer the slides in two formats. We recommend you first try "(.pdf)" pdf logo.png, the “Portable Document Format” that is the open standard for document exchange. If you have problems with that format, please try "(.pptx)" pptx icon.jpg, Office PowerPoint 2007. It is unlikely that you will have problems with both of them, but if you do, please let us know: troufs@d.umn.edu. When the materials are on your screen they should be running as a slide show. If you want or need to upgrade your software, you can download the latest PowerPoint viewer free, as well as download the latest Adobe .pdf Reader free.

Thanks—Tim Roufs

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Thursday, 2 September 2013


Brief Presentation by MPIRG Duluth

Emily Bullivant

UMD MPIRG Student Organization


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First-Day Handout
(syllabus)
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Orientation
slides: (.pdf) (.pptx)
(Download PowerPoint Viewer Free)
[see note on slide formats]

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Introduction
slides: (.pdf) (.pptx)
(Download PowerPoint Viewer Free)
[see note on slide formats]
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Meet Your Professor
(WebPage)
slides: (.pdf) (.pptx)
(Download PowerPoint Viewer Free) (Download Adobe .pdf Reader Free)
[see note on slide formats]
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handout: Anthropology and Its Parts
~
  • Main Characteristics of Anthropology
    slides:
    (.pdf) (.pptx)
    (Download PowerPoint Viewer Free) (Download Adobe .pdf Reader Free)
    [see note on slide formats]

    (NOTE: This is a long slide set as it covers some very important background information that will be referred to often as we go through the semester. Please bear with it to the end. And it will take a little longer to load, so please bear with that also. There is no video presentation scheduled for this and next week as the base slide sets tend to be a little longer than "normal.")

    • the four fields of general anthropology
    • culture as a primary concept
    • comparative method as major approach
    • holism as a primary theoretical goal
    • fieldwork as a primary research technique
WebPage Summary
"Anthropology and . . . It's Parts" chart
~

Week 1 Day 1, Tuesday, 3 September2013 nlt 4:56

video:
Woman of Chamula
(14 min., 1969, VC 128)

streaming video
course viewing guide

Maya woman at the Market.

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handout:
map: - Major Political Divisions
handout:
map: Major Archaeological Sites
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Week 1 Day 2, Thursday, 5 September 2013 nlt 4:52

video:
Sentinels of Silence
(19 min., 1990, VC 1611)

film HomePage
course viewing guide

map thumbnail
map

Tikal.

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Finding Information on Ancient Cultures of Middle America
slides: (.pdf) (.pptx)
(Download PowerPoint Viewer Free) (Download Adobe .pdf Reader Free)
[see note on slide formats]

For Week 1 Activities see Moodle logo.

readings:

Mexico
"Preface," pp. 7-8

Mexico
Ch. 1, "Introduction," pp. 9-17

Look over Mexico, "Further Readings," pp. 246-250

Text, Mexico, 7th Edition, Michael D. Coe and Rex Koontz.

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readings:

Mexico
Ch. 2, "Early Hunters," pp. 18-25

Look over Mexico, "Chronological Table" on p. 244

Text, Mexico, 7th Edition, Michael D. Coe and Rex Koontz.

For Week 1 Activities see Moodle logo.

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September  2013
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13 September 2013

 
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29 30          

Michaelmas
Eat no blackberries after this day. . .--The Writer's Almanac


 

 

 

       
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Holidays Fall 2014
Week 4 Rosh Hashana from sunset 24 September - nightfall 26 September 2014
Week 5 Yom Kippur from sunset 3 October - nightfall 4 October 2014
Week 7 Thanksgiving (Canada) 13 October 2014
Week 8 Diwali ("festival of lights") 23 October 2014 (in Nepal, India and several other countries)
Week 9 Dia de los Muertos 1 November 2014 All Saints' Day
2 November 2014 All Souls' Day
Week 13 Thanksgiving (United States) 27 November 2014
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Anth 3618 Ancient Middle America
Week 2 — Mesoamerica: The Area and Its People
envelope
Week 2 Memo
 
handout:
Major Archaeological Periods (Timeline)
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Have a look at . . .

 Points for Forum Posts and Project Updates
and
 compare these points with official UMD Grading Policies

Forums, Sample Answers / Responses w / Grades
Anth 3618 Ancient Middle America Forum Response Samples
Anth 3635 Peoples and Cultures of Europe Forum Response Samples

and if you have any questions about the points
or about grading in general  . . . ask
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Orientation to Anthropology and to Mesoamerica
(cont.)

  • Main Characteristics of Anthropology
    slides:
    (.pdf) (.pptx)
    (Download PowerPoint Viewer Free) (Download Adobe .pdf Reader Free)
    [see note on slide formats]

    (NOTE: This is a long slide set as it covers some very important background information that will be referred to often as we go through the semester. Please bear with it to the end. And it will take a little longer to load, so please bear with that also. There is no video presentation scheduled for this and next week as the base slide sets tend to be a little longer than "normal.")

    • the four fields of general anthropology
    • culture as a primary concept
    • comparative method as major approach
    • holism as a primary theoretical goal
    • fieldwork as a primary research technique
WebPage Summary
"Anthropology and . . . It's Parts" chart
~
Ethnographic Analogy:
Rural-Urban Patterns in Central Highland Mexico

(introduction, as time permits)

Compound of the Nine Brothers, Nuevo Leon
slides (.pdf) (.pptx)
(Detailed Nuevo Leon map)
 
San Luis Potosi, SLP
slides (.pdf) (.pptx)
(Detailed San Luis Potosi map)
 
Central Highland Mexico: Tepeapulco, Hidalgo
slides (.pdf) (.pptx)
[or do Week 7 with Teotihuacán]
(Detailed Hidalgo map)
 
Rural Village Patterns in the state of Hidalgo
slides (.pdf) (.pptx)
(Detailed Hidalgo map)
a brief note on How to Study for Exams

Week 2 Day 4, Thursday, 12 September 2013 nlt 4:10

video:
"The Fifth World of the Aztecs"
(60 min., 1997, UM Duluth Library Multimedia (F1430 .S65 2006 DVD), VC 3403-4)

film HomePage
course viewing guide

Aztec eagle in cactus.

Aztec legendary eagle

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readings:

The Maya
"Preface, pp. 7-10

The Maya
"Introduction," pp. 10-26

Text, The Maya, 8th Edition, Michael D. Coe.

readings:

The Maya
"Introduction," pp. 26-40

Look over The Maya, "Further Readings," pp. 249-253

Text, The Maya, 8th Edition, Michael D. Coe.

For Week 2 Activities see Moodle logo.
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September  2013
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Michaelmas
Eat no blackberries after this day. . .--The Writer's Almanac


 

 

 

       
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Anth 3618 Ancient Middle America

Week 3 — Who Were the First Americans?
envelope
Week 3 Memo

Kennewick Man on cover of Time, 13 March 2006.
13 March 2006

Assignment Review:
Case Study
slides:
Coming to America

Week 3 Day 5, Tuesday, 17 September 2013 nlt 4:10

video:
Scientific American Frontiers: "Coming into America," Alan Alda
(60 min., 2004, UM DULUTH Library Multimedia E99.C832 C66 2004 DVD)

film HomePage
course viewing guide

Coming into America DVD.

slides:
Major features of natural areas

Week 3 Day 6, Thursday, 19 September 2013 nlt 4:13

video:
The Search for Ancient Americans
(57 min., 1988, CC, VC 1299)

film HomePage
course viewing guide

Search for Ancient America tape.

slides:
Coming to America

Mesoamerican Stages
(Periods)

 stages handout
(as defined by various authors)

(read from bottom to top)

V. Spanish Conquest  
IV. (slides: Postclassic.pptx)
III. Classic (slides: Classic.pptx)
II. Mesoamerica Identifies Itself

(slides: Preclassici_Intro.pptx)
(slides: Preclassic_Middle.pptx)
(slides: Preclassic_Late.pptx)

 

I.

 

"Hunting / Gathering"

Archaic, or Incipient Agriculturalists

(slides: Archaic.pptx)



Sites:
  Tepexpan
(map) (slides: Tepexpan.ppt)
 
Tehuacán
(handout) (map) (slides: Tehuacan.ppt)
 
Cuello
(map) (slides: Cuello.ppt)

For Week 3 Activities see Moodle logo.

readings:

Mexico
Ch. 3, "The Archaic Period," pp. 26-38

Text, Mexico, 7th Edition, Michael D. Coe and Rex Koontz.

readings:

The Maya
Ch. 2, "The Earliest Maya," pp. 40-59

Text, The Maya, 8th Edition, Michael D. Coe.

For Week 3 Activities see Moodle logo.

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UMD  
University of Minnesota Duluth
 
September  2013
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
       


 

 

29 30          

Michaelmas
Eat no blackberries after this day. . .--The Writer's Almanac


 

 

 

       
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Anth 3618 Ancient Middle America
Week 4 — American Archaeology
envelope
Week 4 Memo
Basic Terms and Concepts in American Archaeology
(introduction, time permitting)
review handout:
Archaeological stages (periods)

Week 4 Day 8, Thursday, 26 September 2013 nlt 4:10

video:
Search for the Lost Cave People
(60 min., 1998, VC 3339)

film HomePage
course viewing guide

Search for the Lost Cave People video.

For Week 4 Activities see Moodle logo.

readings:

Mexico
Ch. 4, "The Preclassic Period: Early Villagers," pp. 39-58

Text, Mexico, 7th Edition, Michael D. Coe and Rex Koontz.

readings:

Mexico
Ch. 5, "The Preclassic Period: Early Civilizations," pp. 59-76

Text, Mexico, 7th Edition, Michael D. Coe and Rex Koontz.

For Week 4 Activities see Moodle logo.

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UMD  
University of Minnesota Duluth
 
September-October  2013
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
29 30 1 2 3 4 5

Michaelmas
Eat no blackberries after this day. . .--The Writer's Almanac


 

 

 

       
~

Anth 3618 Ancient Middle America

Wiki questions for the Midterm Exam are due by the end of Week 5, Friday, 3 October 2014

 

f2014 Informal Project Statement, or Project Proposal for your Case Study (up to 20 points)
due by the end of Week 5, Friday, 3 October 2014

The informal statement can be very straightforward. It's a simple statement of . . .

"Here's what I'm interested in doing. . . .

Here's why I'm interested in that. . . . 

Here's what I think will be useful for that project. . . .

What do you think?"

Or, it can be something like . . .

"I'm thinking about doing a project on X or Y, but can't make up my mind.

Here's what I'm interested in, and why. . . .

Here are some things that look like they might be useful for the project. . . .

What do you think?"

A more formal statement (a "Promissory Abstract") of what you eventually decide upon isn't due for another two weeks.

 
Week 5 —Preclassic Period: Mesoamerica Identifies Itself
envelope
Week 5 Memo

Week 5 Day 9, Tuesday, 1 October 2013 nlt 4:41

video:
Excavations at La Venta
(29 min., VC 3284)

course viewing guide

Cabeza Colosal nº1 del Museo Xalapa, San Lorenzo (Wikipedia)

~

Week 5 Day 10, Tuesday, 3 October 2013 nlt 4:20

video:
Looking for One Beginning: The Fallacy of Diffusionism
(51 min., 2001, UM DULUTH Library Multimedia CC100 .L66 2002 DVD)?

course viewing guide

Diffusion (anthropology) -- Wikipedia

Panel from the back of the golden throne of King Tut.

Kon-Tiki.
Kon-Tiki

~

Preclassic

Mesoamerican Stages
(Periods)

 stages handout
(as defined by various authors)

(read from bottom to top)

V. Spanish Conquest  
IV. (slides: Postclassic.pptx)
III. Classic (slides: Classic.pptx)
II.

Mesoamerica Identifies Itself

  (slides: Preclassic_Late.pptx)
  (slides: Preclassic_Middle.pptx)
  (slides: Preclassic_Early.pptx)

 

I.

 

"Hunting / Gathering"

Archaic, or Incipient Agriculturalists

(slides: Archaic.pptx)



Sites:
  Tepexpan
(map) (slides: Tepexpan.ppt)
 
Tehuacán
(handout) (map) (slides: Tehuacan.ppt)
 
Cuello
(map) (slides: Cuello.ppt)


Mano and Metate

For Week 5 Activities see Moodle logo.

readings:

Mexico
Mexico, Ch. 5, "The Preclassic Period: Early Civilizations," (cont.) pp. 76-102

Text, Mexico, 7th Edition, Michael D. Coe and Rex Koontz.

~


Review for Midsemester Exam

~
Wiki questions for the Midterm Exam are due by the end of Week 5, Friday, 3 October 2014

f2014 Informal Project Statement, or Project Proposal for your Case Study (up to 20 points)
due by the end of Week 5, Friday, 3 October 2014

The informal statement can be very straightforward. It's a simple statement of . . .

"Here's what I'm interested in doing. . . .

Here's why I'm interested in that. . . . 

Here's what I think will be useful for that project. . . .

What do you think?"

Or, it can be something like . . .

"I'm thinking about doing a project on X or Y, but can't make up my mind.

Here's what I'm interested in, and why. . . .

Here are some things that look like they might be useful for the project. . . .

What do you think?"

A more formal statement (a "Promissory Abstract") of what you eventually decide upon isn't due for another two weeks.

For Week 5 Activities see Moodle logo.

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UMD  
University of Minnesota Duluth
 
October  2013
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
       

   
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
 


Food Day Canada
is in August on the Saturday of Civic Holiday Weekend (the first Monday of August)

Food Day U.S.A
is 24 October



 


Food Day U.S.A.

World Food Day
was 8 October

Food Day Canada
is in August on the Saturday of Civic Holiday Weekend (the first Monday of August)
     
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
     


Food Day U.S.A
is 24 October

   
27 28 29 30 31 1 2


 

     


Samhain,
and Neopagan new year


Day of the Dead,
Día de los Muertos
-- Mexico

 
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The Live Chat for the Ancient Middle America Midterm Exam will be Wednesday, 8 October 2014, 7:00-8:00 p.m. Sign in on Moodle logo.

The f2014 Ancient Middle America Midterm Exam will be on Thursday, 9 October 2014

REM: Bring your Laptop
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Firefox
Moodle Exams (and everything else on Moodle) works best with a Firefox

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Anth 3618 Ancient Middle America
Week 6 — Preclassic Period
Catch up / Review / Preview
Midterm Exam

Laptop

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Week 6 Memo

Ketchup
catch up / review / preview
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Preclassic

Mesoamerican Stages
(Periods)

 stages handout
(as defined by various authors)

(read from bottom to top)

V. Spanish Conquest  
IV. (slides: Postclassic.pptx)
III. Classic (slides: Classic.pptx)
II.

Mesoamerica Identifies Itself

  (slides: Preclassic_Late.pptx)
  (slides: Preclassic_Middle.pptx)
  (slides: Preclassic_Early.pptx)

 

I.

 

"Hunting / Gathering"

Archaic, or Incipient Agriculturalists

(slides: Archaic.pptx)



Sites:
  Tepexpan
(map) (slides: Tepexpan.ppt)
 
Tehuacán
(handout) (map) (slides: Tehuacan.ppt)
 
Cuello
(map) (slides: Cuello.ppt)


Cabeza Colosal nº1 del Museo Xalapa, San Lorenzo (Wikipedia)

For Week 6 Activities see Moodle logo.

assignment:
Review for Midsemester Exam
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Thursday: Midterm Exam 1

The f2014 Ancient Middle America Midterm Exam will be on Thursday, 9 October 2014

REM: Bring your Laptop
Laptop
Firefox
Moodle Exams (and everything else on Moodle) works best with a Firefox

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Click on the various items for details

Review the materials

in your text

in your class notes
and
on the video viewing guides
Useful Information:

UMD Study Strategies

Test Taking Strategies

Learning Styles

Listening Skills

Taking Notes from Lectures

Special Facilities / Arrangements

Text Assignments Summary for Weeks 08 - 15

Basic Information about the texts

Writing Essays for Exams
OWL, Online Writing Lab, Purdue University.
(Purdue University Online Writing Lab)

Sample Exam Questions

extra help with exams

For Week 6 Activities see Moodle logo.

readings:

after exam . . .

The Maya
Ch. 3, "The Rise of the Maya Civilization," pp. 60-89

Text, The Maya, 8th Edition, Michael D. Coe.

For Week 6 Activities see Moodle logo.

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UMD  
University of Minnesota Duluth
 
October  2013
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
 


Food Day Canada
is in August on the Saturday of Civic Holiday Weekend (the first Monday of August)

Food Day U.S.A
is 24 October



 


Food Day U.S.A.

World Food Day
was 8 October

Food Day Canada
is in August on the Saturday of Civic Holiday Weekend (the first Monday of August)
     
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
     


Food Day U.S.A
is 24 October

   
27 28 29 30 31 1 2


 

     


Samhain,
and Neopagan new year


Day of the Dead,
Día de los Muertos
-- Mexico

 
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Holidays Fall 2014
Week 4 Rosh Hashana from sunset 24 September - nightfall 26 September 2014
Week 5 Yom Kippur from sunset 3 October - nightfall 4 October 2014
Week 7 Thanksgiving (Canada) 13 October 2014
Week 8 Diwali ("festival of lights") 23 October 2014 (in Nepal, India and several other countries)
Week 9 Dia de los Muertos 1 November 2014 All Saints' Day
2 November 2014 All Souls' Day
Week 13 Thanksgiving (United States) 27 November 2014
~

Anth 3618 Ancient Middle America
 
World Food Day, 16 October 2013
Week 7 — The Classic Period
envelope
Week 7 Memo

Review Midterm Exams
Grades and Grading
"The Strike Zone"
"Grading Gymnastics . . ."

It's always a good idea to review the OWL's advice before every exam:

Writing Essays for Exams
 OWL logo--Online Writing Lab, Purdue University

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Basic Terms and Concepts in American Archaeology
[stages]

~
review handout:
Archaeological stages
(periods)

Stages handout thumbnail.
(handout)


Classic

Mesoamerican Stages
(Periods)

 stages handout
(as defined by various authors)

(read from bottom to top)

V. Spanish Conquest  
IV. (slides: Postclassic.pptx)
III. Classic

(slides: Classic.pptx)

(chart : Classic_Terminal)
(chart: Classic_Late)
(chart: Classic_Early)

 

II. Mesoamerica Identifies Itself

(slides: Preclassici_Intro.pptx)

(slides: Preclassic_Late.pptx)
(slides: Preclassic_Middle.pptx)

(slides: Preclassic_Early.pptx)

 

I.

 

"Hunting / Gathering"

Archaic, or Incipient Agriculturalists

(slides: Archaic.pptx)



Sites:
  Tepexpan
(map) (slides: Tepexpan.ppt)
 
Tehuacán
(handout) (map) (slides: Tehuacan.ppt)
 
Cuello
(map) (slides: Cuello.ppt)

 Middle American Classic Sites

(slides: Classic.pptx)

 

A.D.
925
ľ
800

 

Terminal Classic

 

Classic Maya collapse,
Putún ascendancy

 

 

 

Puuc , Maya

Chichén Itzá

 

A.D.
900
ľ
600

 

Late Classic

 

Bonampak murals

height of Maya civilization

reign of Pacal at Palenque

 

"Totonac"?

 

 

El Tajín

 

 

 

 

 

Zapotec

Xochicalco

Edzna

Cholula

Bonampak

Monte Albán IV

Monte Albán III-B

Palenque

Uxmal

El Tajín
(Veracruz)

Remojadas
(Veracruz)

Puuc

ca .
A.D.
700
-
650

 

Fall of Teotihuacán

 

 

A.D.
600
ľ
150
/ 250

 

 

Early Classic

 

 

height of Teotihuacán domination and influence

 

 

Teotihuacános

 

 

Teotihuacán III

 

 

 

 

Maya

Copán
(Yax K'uk Mo')

Tikal
(Petén)

Uaxactún
(Petén)

Monte Albán IIIb

Kaminal- juyú
(highland)
Esperanza phase

~
Teotihuacán
WebPage
(slides)
~

Week 7 Day 14, Thursday, 17 October 2013 nlt 4:43

video:
Teotihuacán: The City of the Gods
(27 min., 2002, UM DULUTH Library Multimedia F1219.1.T27 .T44 2001 DVD)

film HomePage
course viewing guide

Carving of Quetzal.coat.
Quetzalcoatl

For Week 7 Activities see Moodle logo.

readings:

Mexico
Ch. 6, "The Classic Period," pp. 103-120
[Teotihuacán]

Text, Mexico, 7th Edition, Michael D. Coe and Rex Koontz.

~

readings:

The Maya
Ch. 9, "Maya Thought and Culture," pp. 218-249

Text, The Maya, 8th Edition, Michael D. Coe.

For Week 7 Activities see Moodle logo.

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October  2013
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
     


Food Day U.S.A
is 24 October

   
27 28 29 30 31 1 2


 

     


Samhain,
and Neopagan new year


Day of the Dead,
Día de los Muertos
-- Mexico

 

Anth 3618 Ancient Middle America
Week 8 — Classic Period Life
envelope
Week 8 Memo


 Middle American Classic Sites

(slides: Classic.pptx)

 

A.D.
925
ľ
800

 

Terminal Classic

 

Classic Maya collapse,
Putún ascendancy

 

 

 

Puuc , Maya

Chichén Itzá

 

A.D.
900
ľ
600

 

Late Classic

 

Bonampak murals

height of Maya civilization

reign of Pacal at Palenque

 

"Totonac"?

 

 

El Tajín

 

 

 

 

 

Zapotec

Xochicalco

Edzna

Cholula

Bonampak

Monte Albán IV

Monte Albán III-B

Palenque

Uxmal

El Tajín
(Veracruz)

Remojadas
(Veracruz)

Puuc

ca .
A.D.
700
-
650

 

Fall of Teotihuacán

 

 

A.D.
600
ľ
150
/ 250

 

 

Early Classic

 

 

height of Teotihuacán domination and influence

 

 

Teotihuacános

 

 

Teotihuacán III

 

 

 

 

Maya

Copán
(Yax K'uk Mo')

Tikal
(Petén)

Uaxactún
(Petén)

Monte Albán IIIb

Kaminal- juyú
(highland)
Esperanza phase

Week 8 Day 16, Thursday, 24 October 2013 nlt 4:10

video:
episode 2 of the Spirits of the Jaguar series

"Forests of the Maya"

(60 min., 1997, UM DULUTH Library Multimedia F1430 .S65 2006 DVD)

"The Fifth World of the Aztecs"
that we saw Week 02 is another episode in the series

course viewing guide

Jaguar

The trunk of a Ceiba tree>
Wikipedia

For Week 8 Activities see Moodle logo.

readings:

Mexico
Ch. 6, "The Classic Period," pp. 121-135

 Text, Mexico, 7th Edition, Michael D. Coe and Rex Koontz.

readings:

The Maya
Ch. 4, "Classic Splendor: The Early Period," pp. 89-99

Have a look at The Maya, "Dynastic Rulers of Classic Maya Cities," pp. 267-268

Text, The Maya, 8th Edition, Michael D. Coe.

For Week 8 Activities see Moodle logo.

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October-November  2013
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
27 28 29 30 31 1 2


 

     


Samhain,
and Neopagan new year


Day of the Dead,
Día de los Muertos
-- Mexico

 
~
Holidays Fall 2014
Week 4 Rosh Hashana from sunset 24 September - nightfall 26 September 2014
Week 5 Yom Kippur from sunset 3 October - nightfall 4 October 2014
Week 7 Thanksgiving (Canada) 13 October 2014
Week 8 Diwali ("festival of lights") 23 October 2014 (in Nepal, India and several other countries)
Week 9 Dia de los Muertos 1 November 2014 All Saints' Day
2 November 2014 All Souls' Day
Week 13 Thanksgiving (United States) 27 November 2014
~

Anth 3618 Ancient Middle America
Week 9 — Classic Period Mathematics, Science, and Writing
envelope
Week 9 Memo


Week 9 Day 17, Tuesday, 29 October 2013 nlt 4:40

video:
Culture and Math: The Maya
(15/31 min., 2006, UM DULUTH Library Multimedia F1435.3.M35 C85 2006 DVD)

film HomePage
course viewing guide

 Mayan numbers.

 Maya Numerals
 Wikipedia

~
slides:
Mesoamerican Mathematics
~

Week 9 Day 18, Thursday, 31 October 2013 nlt 4:16

video:
Cracking the Maya Code
(54 min, 2008, UM DULUTH Library Multimedia F1435.3.W75 C73 2008 DVD)

film HomePage
viewing guide

Maya glyphs in stucco at the Museo de sitio in Palenque, Mexico.

Maya glyphs in stucco at the Museo de sitio in Palenque, Mexico

For Week 9 Activities see Moodle logo.

readings:

The Maya
Ch. 4, "Classic Splendor: the Early Period," pp. 99-115

Text, The Maya, 8th Edition, Michael D. Coe.

~

readings:

The Maya
Ch. 5, "Classic Splendor: the Late Period," pp. 115-131
[Tikal]

Text, The Maya, 8th Edition, Michael D. Coe.

For Week 9 Activities see Moodle logo.

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November  2013
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
3 4 5 6 7 8 9


 


Diwali, a religious holiday in India


 

         
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
 


 

         
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
         
1922
Howard Carter enters the tomb of Tutankhamun

 
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
     

Chanukah
sunset November 27 to nightfall, December 5, 2013

 


U.S.A. Holiday
Thanksgiving





 

~
Holidays Fall 2014
Week 4 Rosh Hashana from sunset 24 September - nightfall 26 September 2014
Week 5 Yom Kippur from sunset 3 October - nightfall 4 October 2014
Week 7 Thanksgiving (Canada) 13 October 2014
Week 8 Diwali ("festival of lights") 23 October 2014 (in Nepal, India and several other countries)
Week 9 Dia de los Muertos 1 November 2014 All Saints' Day
2 November 2014 All Souls' Day
Week 13 Thanksgiving (United States) 27 November 2014
~
The MA Extra Credit (1) bibliography and (2) promissory abstract due by the end of Week 10, Friday, 7 November 2014

Anth 3618 Ancient Middle America
Week 10 — The Classic Period: Economies and Empires
envelope
Week 10 Memo


Week 10 Day 19, Tuesday, 5 November 2013 nlt 4:10

video:
Maya Lords of the Jungle
(60 min., 1981, VC 212)

film HomePage
 course viewing guide

 l
 Maya stelae of Copán, Honduras
 Frederick Catherwood, 1839

~

Week 10 Day 20, Thursday, 7 November 2013 nlt 4:10

video:

Out of the Past: "Artisans and Traders"
(60 min., 1993, UM DULUTH Library Multimedia CC165 .O97 1993b DVD Disc 2)

film HomePage
 course viewing guide


 Copan Jade
 Copán Jade
Honduras

For Week 10 Activities see Moodle logo.

readings:

The Maya
Ch. 5, "Classic Splendor: the Late Period," pp. 131-160

Text, The Maya, 8th Edition, Michael D. Coe.

~

readings:

The Maya
Ch. 6, "The Terminal Classic," pp. 161-184

Text, The Maya, 8th Edition, Michael D. Coe.

Mexico
Ch. 7, "The Epiclassic Period," pp. 136-156

 Text, Mexico, 7th Edition, Michael D. Coe and Rex Koontz.

 
The MA Extra Credit (1) bibliography and (2) promissory abstract due by the end of Week 10, Friday, 7 November 2014

For Week 10 Activities see Moodle logo.

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November  2013
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
 


 

         
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
         
1922
Howard Carter enters the tomb of Tutankhamun

 
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
     

Chanukah
sunset November 27 to nightfall, December 5, 2013

 


U.S.A. Holiday
Thanksgiving





 

~

Anth 3618 Ancient Middle America
Week 11 — The Collapse
envelope
 Week 11 Memo

Week 11 Day 21, Tuesday, 12 November 2013 nlt 4:10

video:
Lost Kingdoms of the Maya
(60 min., 1993, UM DULUTH Library Multimedia F1435 .L67 2009 DVD)

film HomePage

 course viewing guide

 Video: Lost Kingdoms of the Maya

~

Week 11 Day 22, Thursday, 14 November 2013 nlt 4:10

video:

Out of the past: "The Collapse"
(60 min., 1993, UM DULUTH Library Multimedia CC165 .O97 1993b DVD Disc 4)
watch online

film HomePage

 course viewing guide

Collapse video header.

 Map of Major Mayan Archaeological Sites

 Map of the
 Mayan World
-- NOVA

For Week 11 Activities see Moodle logo.

readings:

Mexico
Ch. 8, "The Post-Classic Period: the Toltec State," pp. 157-180

 Text, Mexico, 7th Edition, Michael D. Coe and Rex Koontz.

~

readings:

Mexico
Ch. 9, "The Post-Classic Period: Rival States," pp. 181-197

 Text, Mexico, 7th Edition, Michael D. Coe and Rex Koontz.

For Week 11 Activities see Moodle logo.

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UMD  
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November  2013
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
         
1922
Howard Carter enters the tomb of Tutankhamun

 
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
     

Chanukah
sunset November 27 to nightfall, December 5, 2013

 


U.S.A. Holiday
Thanksgiving





 

~

Anth 3618 Ancient Middle America

Week 12 — The Postclassic Period

envelope
 Week 12 Memo

handout:
Postclassic

Stages handout thumbnail.
stages handout

(slides: Postclassic.pptx)

~

Mesoamerican Stages
(Periods)

 stages handout
(as defined by various authors)

(read from bottom to top)

V. Spanish Conquest  
IV. (slides: Postclassic.pptx)
III. Classic (slides: Classic.pptx)
II. Mesoamerica Identifies Itself

(slides: Preclassici_Intro.pptx)
(slides: Preclassic_Middle.pptx)
(slides: Preclassic_Late.pptx)

 

I.

 

"Hunting / Gathering"

Archaic, or Incipient Agriculturalists

(slides: Archaic.pptx)



Sites:
  Tepexpan
(map) (slides: Tepexpan.ppt)
 
Tehuacán
(handout) (map) (slides: Tehuacan.ppt)
 
Cuello
(map) (slides: Cuello.ppt)
~

Week 12 Day 24, Tuesday, 26 November 2013 nlt 4:10

video:

[check/clean DVD disk]

Out of the Past: "New Worlds"
(60 min., 1993, UM DULUTH Library Multimedia CC165 .O97 1993b DVD Disc 1)
watch online

film HomePage

course viewing guide
view on-line at www.learner.org/

(registration required, but is free)

Tenochtitlan.

Tenochtitlán

Also in the Out of the Past series:

"Artisans and Traders"
(60 min., 1993, UM DULUTH Library Multimedia CC165 .O97 1993b DVD Disc 2)
watch online

"The Collapse"
(60 min., 1993, UM DULUTH Library Multimedia CC165 .O97 1993b DVD Disc 4)
watch online

 

Macchu Picchu

Macchu Picchu
(Across the Divide Expeditions)

 

For Week 12 Activities see Moodle

readings:

The Maya
Ch. 7, "The Post-Classic," pp. 185-211

Text, The Maya, 8th Edition, Michael D. Coe.

For Week 12 Activities see Moodle
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November  2013
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
     

Chanukah
sunset November 27 to nightfall, December 5, 2013

 


U.S.A. Holiday
Thanksgiving





 

~
Holidays Fall 2014
Week 4 Rosh Hashana from sunset 24 September - nightfall 26 September 2014
Week 5 Yom Kippur from sunset 3 October - nightfall 4 October 2014
Week 7 Thanksgiving (Canada) 13 October 2014
Week 8 Diwali ("festival of lights") 23 October 2014 (in Nepal, India and several other countries)
Week 9 Dia de los Muertos 1 November 2014 All Saints' Day
2 November 2014 All Souls' Day
Week 13 Thanksgiving (United States) 27 November 2014
~
~
The MA Case Study is due no later than the end of Week 13, Friday, 28 November 2014

AVISO: Late Case Study papers will not be accepted unless (1) arrangements for an alternate date have been arranged in advance, or (2) medical emergencies or similar extraordinary unexpected circumstances make it unfeasible to turn in the assignment by the announced due date.
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Wiki questions for the Ancient Middle America Final exam are due by the end of Week 14, Friday, 5 December 2014

Anth 3618 Ancient Middle America

Week 13 — The Early Postclassic: Toltecs and "Toltecized" Maya
(Week 13 starts on Thursday)
envelope
 
Week 13 Memo

handout:
 Postclassic

 Stages handout thumbnail.
  stages handout

(slides: Postclassic.pptx)

~

Week 13 Day 26, Tuesday, 3 December 2013 nlt 4:43

video:
Chichén Itzá: At the Mouth of the Well
(27 min., 2001, UM DULUTH Library Multimedia F1435.1.C5 C44 2001 DVD)

film HomePage

  course viewing guide

 The Observatory, Chichen Itza

The Observatory
(Edward Dawson)

Sacred Cenote at Chichen Itza.

Sacred Cenote at Chichén Itzá
Wikipedia

~

Mesoamerican Stages
(Periods)

 stages handout
(as defined by various authors)

(read from bottom to top)

V. Spanish Conquest  
IV. (slides: Postclassic.pptx)
III. Classic (slides: Classic.pptx)
II. Mesoamerica Identifies Itself

(slides: Preclassici_Intro.pptx)
(slides: Preclassic_Middle.pptx)
(slides: Preclassic_Late.pptx)

 

I.

 

"Hunting / Gathering"

Archaic, or Incipient Agriculturalists

(slides: Archaic.pptx)



Sites:
  Tepexpan
(map) (slides: Tepexpan.ppt)
 
Tehuacán
(handout) (map) (slides: Tehuacan.ppt)
 
Cuello
(map) (slides: Cuello.ppt)
For Week 13 Activities see Moodle

readings:

Mexico
Ch. 10, "The Aztecs in 1519," pp. 198-232

have a look at . . .

Mexico
"Reigning Monarchs of the Aztec State" on p. 245

 Text, Mexico, 7th Edition, Michael D. Coe and Rex Koontz.

For Week 13 Activities see Moodle
The MA Case Study is due no later than the end of Week 13, Friday, 28 November 2014

AVISO: Late Case Study papers will not be accepted unless (1) arrangements for an alternate date have been arranged in advance, or (2) medical emergencies or similar extraordinary unexpected circumstances make it unfeasible to turn in the assignment by the announced due date.
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For Week 13 Activities see Moodle
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The MA Extra Credit Term Paper is due no later than the end of Week 14, Friday, 5 December 2014

AVISO: Extra Credit Term Papers will not be accepted unless (1) arrangements for an alternate date have been arranged in advance, or (2) medical emergencies or similar extraordinary unexpected circumstances make it unfeasible to turn in the assignment by the announced due date.
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Week 14 — The Late Postclassic: Aztecs
(Week 14 starts on Thursday)
envelope
 
Week 14 Memo

handout:
 Postclassic

 Stages handout thumbnail.
  stages handout

(slides: Postclassic.pptx)

~

slides:
Aztec (.pptx)

 Aztec Map

 Map of the Aztec Empire

~

Week 14 Day 27, Thursday, 5 December 2013 nlt 4:23

video:
Ancient Civilizations: "The Aztecs"
(47 min., 1999, VC 3530)

film HomePage

 course viewing guide

 Tenochtitlan.

 Tenochtitlán

Tepetlaoztoc Codex, Manuscript.

Tepetlaoztoc Codex, Manuscript

 Aztec Sunstone Calendar

Aztec Sunstone Calendar

 

~

course evaluation
Week 14 Day 28: Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Lady Justice (Iustitia, the Roman Goddess of Justice.

Anth 3618 - 001
Course Call # = 14062
Semester = 3 Fall
Year = 13
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Week 14 Day 28, Tuesday, 10 December 2013 nlt 4:10

video:
Secrets of the Dead: "Aztec Massacre"
(60 min., 2008, UM DULUTH Library Multimedia F1219.73 .S43 2008 DVD)

film HomePage
  course viewing guide

 Aztec Massacre video.

 Cortes' Route into Mexico
 Cortes' Route into Mexico
(larger map)

 

Week 15 Day 29, Thursday, 12 December 2013 nlt 4:18

video:

The Sweat of the Sun
(52 min., 1975, VC 169)
(slides)

course viewing guide

Three major driving forces of early exploration and colonization of Middle and South America were . . .
spices
"pagan" souls to be saved
gold

Sweat of the Sun is a comparative look at gold . . .

At the very end of the film note the similarities between some of these practices at Laguna de Guatavita (Columbia) and the offerings at the sacred cenote at Chichén Itzá

 

Aztec gold.
Aztec Gold

 

 

Aztec gold.

Aztec Gold

Inca Gold

Inca Gold

 

 

Mesoamerican Stages
(Periods)

 stages handout
(as defined by various authors)

(read from bottom to top)

V. Spanish Conquest  
IV. (slides: Postclassic.pptx)
III. Classic (slides: Classic.pptx)
II. Mesoamerica Identifies Itself

(slides: Preclassici_Intro.pptx)
(slides: Preclassic_Middle.pptx)
(slides: Preclassic_Late.pptx)

 

I.

 

"Hunting / Gathering"

Archaic, or Incipient Agriculturalists

(slides: Archaic.pptx)



Sites:
  Tepexpan
(map) (slides: Tepexpan.ppt)
 
Tehuacán
(handout) (map) (slides: Tehuacan.ppt)
 
Cuello
(map) (slides: Cuello.ppt)
For Week 14 Activities see Moodle

readings:

The Maya
Ch. 8, "Maya Life on the Eve of the Conquest," pp. 212-217

The Maya
Ch. 10, "The Enduring Maya," pp. 250-262

Text, The Maya, 8th Edition, Michael D. Coe.

Mexico
"Epilogue," pp. 233-239

 Text, Mexico, 7th Edition, Michael D. Coe and Rex Koontz.

 
assignment:
Review for Final Exam

Laptop
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Final Exam information
is available at
<http://www.d.umn.edu/cla/faculty/troufs/anth3618/maexams.html#final>


Click on the various items for details

Review the materials

in your texts

Text, The Maya, 8th Edition, Michael D. Coe.
Text, Mexico, 7th Edition, Michael D. Coe and Rex Koontz.



in your class notes
and on the
 video viewing guide



Useful Information:

  UMD Study Strategies
 
 Test Taking Strategies

  Learning Styles

  Listening Skills

  Taking Notes from Lectures

  Special Facilities / Arrangements

 Text Assignments Summary for Weeks 08 - 15

 Basic Information about the texts

  Writing Essays for Exams
  OWL, Online Writing Lab, Purdue University.
(Purdue University Online Writing Lab)

  Sample Exam Questions: Final

  extra help with exams

For Week 14 Activities see Moodle
 
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The MA Extra Credit Term Paper is due no later than the end of Week 14, Friday, 5 December 2014

AVISO: Extra Credit Term Papers will not be accepted unless (1) arrangements for an alternate date have been arranged in advance, or (2) medical emergencies or similar extraordinary unexpected circumstances make it unfeasible to turn in the assignment by the announced due date.
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Week 15 — New Worlds: The Conquest
envelope 
Week 15 Memo
Week 16 Memo

 End of Semester Memo

handout:
 Postclassic

 Stages handout thumbnail.
  stages handout

(slides: Postclassic.pptx)

 

Week 15 Day 29, Thursday, 12 December 2013 nlt 4:18

Three major driving forces of early exploration and colonization
of Middle and South America were . . .
spices
"pagan" souls to be saved
gold

Sweat of the Sun is a comparative look at gold . . .

video:
The Sweat of the Sun
(52 min., 1975, VC 169)

(slides)

  course viewing guide

Aztec gold.
Aztec Gold

Aztec gold.
Aztec Gold

 Inca Gold

Inca Gold

At the very end of the film note the similarities between some of these practices at Laguna de Guatavita (Columbia) and the offerings at the sacred cenote at Chichén Itzá

 

Mesoamerican Stages
(Periods)

 stages handout
(as defined by various authors)

(read from bottom to top)

V. Spanish Conquest  
IV. (slides: Postclassic.pptx)
III. Classic (slides: Classic.pptx)
II. Mesoamerica Identifies Itself

(slides: Preclassici_Intro.pptx)
(slides: Preclassic_Middle.pptx)
(slides: Preclassic_Late.pptx)

 

I.

 

"Hunting / Gathering"

Archaic, or Incipient Agriculturalists

(slides: Archaic.pptx)



Sites:
  Tepexpan
(map) (slides: Tepexpan.ppt)
 
Tehuacán
(handout) (map) (slides: Tehuacan.ppt)
 
Cuello
(map) (slides: Cuello.ppt)
For Week 15 Activities see Moodle

readings:

Mexico
"Visiting Mexico
," pp. 240-243

 Text, Mexico, 7th Edition, Michael D. Coe and Rex Koontz.

The Maya
"Visiting the Maya Area," pp. 263-266

Text, The Maya, 8th Edition, Michael D. Coe.

Review for Final Exam

 
assignment:
Review for Final Exam

Image of a blue book.

Final Exam information
is available at
<http://www.d.umn.edu/cla/faculty/troufs/anth3618/maexams.html#final>


Click on the various items for details

Review the materials

in your texts

Text, The Maya, 8th Edition, Michael D. Coe.
Text, Mexico, 7th Edition, Michael D. Coe and Rex Koontz.



in your class notes
and on the
 video viewing guide



Useful Information:

  UMD Study Strategies
 
 Test Taking Strategies

  Learning Styles

  Listening Skills

  Taking Notes from Lectures

  Special Facilities / Arrangements

  Text Assignments Summary for Weeks 08 - 15

 Basic Information about the texts

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Ancient Middle America Final Exam

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The f2013 Ancient Middle America Final Exam will be at 10:00-11:55 a.m. on Friday, 19 December 2014, in Cina 214

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Winter Solstice , also known as Yule

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University of Minnesota Duluth
 
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Christmas Day by Julian Calendar (Celebrated by Eastern Orthodox Christians)

 

       
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Spring semester
classes begin

 

       
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What can I do with a degree in Anthropology?


Credit Options at UMD


This course is governed by the . . .

University of Minnesota Duluth Student Academic Integrity Policy
<http://www.d.umn.edu/conduct/integrity/Academic_Integrity_Policy.htm>

UMD Office of Student and Community Standards
<http://www.d.umn.edu/conduct/>

"Academic dishonesty tarnishes UMD's reputation and discredits the accomplishments of students. UMD is committed to providing students every possible opportunity to grow in mind and spirit. This pledge can only be redeemed in an environment of trust, honesty, and fairness. As a result, academic dishonesty is regarded as a serious offense by all members of the academic community. In keeping with this ideal, this course will adhere to UMD's Student Academic Integrity Policy, which can be found at [http://www.d.umn.edu/conduct/integrity/Academic_Integrity_Policy.htm]. This policy sanctions students engaging in academic dishonesty with penalties up to and including expulsion from the university for repeat offenders." — UMD Educational Policy Committee, Jill Jensen, Chair (08/16/2007)

and the UMD Student Conduct Code
<http://www.d.umn.edu/conduct/code/>

and the

Student Conduct Code Statement (students' rights)
<http://www.d.umn.edu/conduct/conduct/conduct-statement.html>

The instructor will enforce and students are expected to follow the University's Student Conduct Code [http://www1.umn.edu/regents/policies/academic/Student_Conduct_Code.html]. Appropriate classroom conduct promotes an environment of academic achievement and integrity. Disruptive classroom behavior that substantially or repeatedly interrupts either the instructor's ability to teach, or student learning, is prohibited. Disruptive behavior includes inappropriate use of technology in the classroom. Examples include ringing cell phones, text-messaging, watching videos, playing computer games, doing email, or surfing the Internet on your computer instead of note-taking or other instructor-sanctioned activities." — UMD Educational Policy Committee, Jill Jensen, Chair (08/16/2007)

AVISO!

A Note on Extra Credit Papers

Failure to comply with the above codes and standards when submitting an Extra Credit paper will result in a penalty commensurate with the lapse, up to and including an F final grade for the course, and, at a minimum, a reduction in total points no fewer than the points available for the Extra Credit project. The penalty will not simply be a zero for the project, and the incident will be reported to the UMD Academic Integrity Officer in the Office of Student and Community Standards.

 

A Note on "Cutting and Pasting" without the Use of Quotation Marks
(EVEN IF you have a citation to the source somewhere in your paper)

If you use others' words and/or works you MUST so indicate that with the use of quotation marks. Failure to use quotation marks to indicate that the materials are not of your authorship constitutes plagiarism—even if you have a citation to the source elsewhere in your paper/work.

Patterned failure to so indicate that the materials are not of your own authorship will result in an F grade for the course.

Other instances of improper attribution will result in a 0 (zero) for the assignment (or a reduction in points equal to the value of an Extra Credit paper), and a reduction of one grade in the final grade of the course.

All incidents will be reported to the UMD Academic Integrity Officer in the Office of Student and Community Standards as is required by University Policy.



Students with disabilities:

It is the policy and practice of the University of Minnesota Duluth to create inclusive learning environments for all students, including students with disabilities.  If there are aspects of this course that result in barriers to your inclusion or your ability to meet course requirements – such as time limited exams, inaccessible web content, or the use of non-captioned videos – please notify the instructor as soon as possible.  You are also encouraged to contact the Office of Disability Resources to discuss and arrange reasonable accommodations.  Please call 218-726-6130 or visit the DR website at www.d.umn.edu/access for more information.


Copan Sculpture
Copán, Honduras

Danzante Figure
Danzante
Monte Albán

 

Map of Major Mayan Archaeological Sites
Mayan World

 

 

Copan Jade
Copán Jade
Honduras

Collapse.

Pyramid of the Sun, Teotihuacan, Mexico.
Pyramid of the Sun
Teotihuacán, Mexico

UMD  
University of Minnesota Duluth
 
September  2013
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Passenger pigeon.
Martha, the last passenger pigeon in the world, d. 1914, "alone in captivity in a cage at the Cincinnati Zoo"

U.S.A Labor Day
Holiday

 

Rosh Hashana
begins at sunset September 4, 2013 - nightfall September 6, 2013
   

Buddy Holly's
Birthday

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Yom Kippur begins at sundown
13 September 2013

 
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Michaelmas
Eat no blackberries after this day. . .--The Writer's Almanac


 

 

 

       

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University of Minnesota Duluth
 
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Food Day Canada
is in August on the Saturday of Civic Holiday Weekend (the first Monday of August)

Food Day U.S.A
is 24 October


Food Day U.S.A.

World Food Day
was 8 October

Food Day Canada
is in August on the Saturday of Civic Holiday Weekend (the first Monday of August)
     
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Food Day U.S.A
is 24 October

   
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Samhain,
and Neopagan new year


Day of the Dead,
Día de los Muertos
-- Mexico

 


UMD  
University of Minnesota Duluth
 
November  2013
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Day of the Dead,
Día de los Muertos
-- Mexico

 
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Diwali, a religious holiday in India
         
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1922
Howard Carter enters the tomb of Tutankhamun

 
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Chanukah
sunset November 27 to nightfall, December 5, 2013

 


U.S.A. Holiday
Thanksgiving


UMD  
University of Minnesota Duluth
 
December  2013
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1 2 3 4 5 6 7

 

 

         
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
           
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
           

Winter Solstice , also known as Yule

22 23 24 25 26 27 28
         
29 30 31        
           

UMD  
University of Minnesota Duluth
 
January  2014
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
      1 2 3 4

 

 

         
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
   

Christmas Day by Julian Calendar (Celebrated by Eastern Orthodox Christians)

 

       
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
             
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
 

Spring semester
classes begin

 

       
26 27 28 29 30 31  
             

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