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Ancient Middle America

Spring 2019 Calendar

Wikipedia
 map: topographic
  map: Mesoamerica and Its Cultural Areas
  Mesoamerica
 Pre-Hispanic Mesoamerica

OWL logo, Online Writing Lab, Purdue University.
class slides on-line
(free PowerPoint Viewer 2010)



 

Wednesday, 19-Sep-2018 20:12:36 GMT

Welcome to Ancient Middle America

tba -001 LEC, tba A.M. - tba A.M., Tu,Th (tba - tba), Cina  214, Roufs,Tim, 3 credits
Schedule may change as events of the semester require

Description:
    Survey of major pre-Hispanic cultures of Mesoamerica, including the Olmecs, Maya, Toltecs, Mixtecs, and Aztecs. Using comparative ethnographic and archaeological materials, the course explores the arrival of hunter-gatherer-foragers, the beginnings of agriculture, and formation of early villages, native mathematical and calendar and writing systems, the florescence of regional art styles, and the religious sociopolitical, and economic development of Classical and Postclassical civilizations through the arrival of the Spanish Conquistadors.

prereq: minimum 30 credits, or # [permission of instructor]
   
         
Course Attributes:   Partially Online Course    


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Textbooks Currently Under Review

Textbook / Course Materials

  detailed information on textbooks for the course

Cutting Costs for College Textbooks

general textbook information

assignments summary

 The Maya

  The Maya (9th ed.)

Michael D. Coe
(NY: Thames and Hudson, 2015)
is currently available online from about $20.35 new, $17.31 used
(+ p/h, at amazon.com & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25).
(27 November 2017)

ISBN-10: 0500291888
ISBN-13: 978-0500291887

 

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

  Mexico (7thed.)

Michael D. Coe and Rex Koontz
(NY: Thames and Hudson, 2013)
is currently available online from about $20.22 new, $12.40 used
(+ p/h, at amazon.com & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25).
(27 November 2017)

ISBN-10: 0500287554
ISBN-13: 978-0500287552

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Some places and topics we'll visit . . .
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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Week 1 —Introduction to Anthropology / Orientation to the Course
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Welcome Memo
 
What's Happening Week 1?

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.

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 First-Day Handout
(syllabus)

Meet Your Professor
(WebPage)
slides: (.pdf) (.pptx)
(Download PowerPoint Viewer Free) (Download Adobe .pdf Reader Free)
[see note on slide formats]

 Main Due Dates


 General Course Information

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Orientation
slides: (.pdf) (.pptx)
(Download PowerPoint Viewer Free)
[see note on slide formats]

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handout:
 Anthropology and Its Parts
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  • 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
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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]
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Students in the past have commented that there is
TOO MUCH INFORMATION

available on the Canvas class and supporting WebSites.
Yes, there is a lot of information, no doubt about it, and it can be confusing at first. It’s helpful when starting out to remember that the required information for the course is contained in the Syllabus or Assignments sections of your Canvas HomePage. The information in the sidebars and many of the links are there should you find those interesting and/or helpful; that material is not required.


Canvas Course HomePage
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Week 1 Reading Assignment


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.



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.

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Week 1 Video Explorations


Week 1 Day 1

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

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

film HomePage
course viewing guide

map thumbnail
map

Tikal.

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Week 2 — Mesoamerica: The Area and Its People
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What's Happening Week 2?
 
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.)

Review: Main Characteristics of Anthropology
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Ethnographic Analogy:
Rural-Urban Patterns in Central Highland Mexico
(introduction, as time permits)
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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
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Week 2 Reading Assignment


The Maya
"Preface, pp. 7-10

The Maya
"Introduction," pp. 10-26

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



The Maya
"Introduction," pp. 26-40

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

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

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Week 2 Video Explorations


Week 2 Day 4

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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Week 3 — Who Were the First Americans?
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What's Happening Week 3?

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

Assignment Review:
 Case Study
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 Coming to America
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slides:
 Major features of natural areas
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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)
 

One of the five main characteristics of American Anthropology is fieldwork, "a primary research technique, involving “participant observation," which usually means living among the people one is interested in learning from and about. And fieldwork, almost above everything else, requires attentive observation and recording of information.

Much of what we are going to do for the rest of the semester is "fieldwork" via video materials from around the world. Before we get into the video-intensive part of the course (towards the middle and end), take the Selective Attention Test (below) developed by Daniel Simons and Christopher Chabris. This should give you a little insight into the nature of observing—which lies at the very heart of anthropological fieldwork.

See also "An Important Note on Videos and Visual Anthropology".

 

First, take the . . .

Selective Attention Test
<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJG698U2Mvo>

Read and follow the directions carefully.
(Be sure to also count the bounce passes.)


 Selective Attention Test


Be sure to try your very best to follow the instructions.

(It's short, less than a minute and a half).

 

When you are finished with the Selective Attention Test, watch . . .

The Monkey Business Illusion
<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGQmdoK_ZfY>

(It too is short: 1:42)

Again, read and follow the directions carefully.

(And as with THe Selective Attention Test, be sure to also count the bounce passes.)

 The Monkey Business Illusion

 

(4) After you have taken Simon and Chabris' tests, think about how what you learned from them about perception might be applied as you view the videos for the rest of the semester as well as the cultural behaviors in real life as you roam the world thereafter


The main purpose of this exercise is to sensitize you to the fact that everyone views things selectively—”quite naturally, and maybe even by necessity. And one's culture plays a huge role in what one "sees" and focuses on (and what one doesn't see and focus on). American men, for e.g., most often do not "see" many details of clothing, color, and personal stylistic adornment (read hair styles, nail treatment, cosmetic adornments and the like).

To view things as a trained observer as anthropologists must do when they're in the field "doing" anthropology one must almost constantly be aware of this natural / cultural tendency to perceive things selectively, and try to compensate for it by paying attention to items not otherwise selected for, while at the same time being careful "not to miss anything".

Hopefully, this exercise will make you just a little more critical in the way you look at things—”and especially the class videos—”for the rest of the semester (and maybe even for the rest of your life, for that matter).

You are not expected anything to submit anything—no reaction, or report, or forum posting. This is a "re-vision" activity, and it should benefit you in performing well in the exams and overall for the course. And hopefully it will also help on your way to having a genuine anthropological perspective on life in general.

 

Other Materials from Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons . . .

"Demonstrations, videos from our research, videos of us speaking, etc. Dan's YouTube Channel includes most of these videos as well as favorites from around the web that are related to or mentioned in our book. You can view more videos on his personal website."

Other Videos --  the invisible gorilla

 

The Book . . .

 The Invisible Gorilla Book


. . . discusses six "everyday illusions" . . .

  1. The Illusion of Attention ("Inattentional Blindness")

  2. The Illusion of Memory

  3. The Illusion of Confidence

  4. The Illusion of Knowledge

  5. The Illusion of Cause

  6. The Illusion of Potential

 

Wilipedia

 Christopher Chabris

  Daniel Simons

 Inattentional blindness

 

Other Works of Interest

  • Optical Illusions WebPage

  • Kahneman, Daniel. Thinking Fast and Slow. NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011.

  • Macknik, Stephen L., Susana Martinez-Conde, and Sandra Blakeslee. Sleights of Mind: What the Neuroscience of Magic Reveals about Our Everyday Deceptions. NY: Henry Holt and Company, 2010.

  • Nassim Nicholas Taleb

    • Incerto -- an investigation of luck, uncertainty, probability, opacity, human error, risk, disorder, and decision-making in a world we don’t understand

      • Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets. 2nd Ed. NY: Random House, 2008.

      • The Black Swan: Second Edition: The Impact of the Highly Improbable: With a new section: "On Robustness and Fragility". NY: Random House, 2010.

      • Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder. NY: Random House, 2014.

      • The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms. NY: Random House, 2016.

  • Malcolm Gladwell


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Week 3 Reading Assignment


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

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



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

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

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Week 3 Video Explorations


Week 3 Day 5

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.

 

Week 3 Day 6

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

film HomePage
course viewing guide

Search for Ancient America tape.

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These include items like Forum postings on timely issues, video evaluation feedback, Live Chats (for exam prep and project information), making up exam questions, Project information (on term Presentation and Term Paper), and (from time to time) other activities,

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Week 6 Mardi Gras
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Week 6 Valentine's Day 14 February 2019
Week 9 Pi Day 14 March (3, 1, 4) 2019
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Week 12 Easter (Western) 21 April 2019
Week 13 Easter (Eastern) 28 April 2019
Week 13 Vaisakhi Festival (A Time for New Life) वैसाख 13 April 2019
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Week 4 — American Archaeology
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What's Happening Week 4?
Basic Terms and Concepts in American Archaeology
(introduction, time permitting)
review handout:
 Archaeological stages (periods)
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Week 4 Reading Assignment


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

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



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

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

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Week 4 Video Explorations


Week 4 Day 8

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

film HomePage
course viewing guide

Search for the Lost Cave People video.

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For Week's Activities see Moodle

These include items like Forum postings on timely issues, video evaluation feedback, Live Chats (for exam prep and project information), making up exam questions, Project information (on term Presentation and Term Paper), and (from time to time) other activities,

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Week 6 Mardi Gras
Ash Wednesday
5 March 2019
6 March 2019
Week 6 Valentine's Day 14 February 2019
Week 9 Pi Day 14 March (3, 1, 4) 2019
Weeks 11-12 Passover sunset of Friday, 19 April 2019, to nightfall of Saturday, 27 April 2019
Week 12 Easter (Western) 21 April 2019
Week 13 Easter (Eastern) 28 April 2019
Week 13 Vaisakhi Festival (A Time for New Life) वैसाख 13 April 2019
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What's Happening Week 5?
 

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)
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Week 5 Reading Assignment


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

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




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~
Week 5 Video Explorations


Week 5 Day 9
video:
Excavations at La Venta
(29 min., VC 3284)

course viewing guide

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

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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

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Catch up / Review / Preview
Midterm Exam

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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)
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after exam . . .

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

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

 
Week 6 Video Explorations


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Review Midterm Exams
 Grades and Grading
"The Strike Zone"
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It's always a good idea to review the OWL's advice before every exam:

Writing Essays for Exams
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Teotihuacán

 WebPage
(slides)
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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)
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 Middle American Classic Sites

(slides: Classic.pptx)

 

A.D.
925

800

 

Terminal Classic

 

Classic Maya collapse,
Putún ascendancy

 

 

 

Puuc , Maya

Chichén Itzá

 

A.D.
900

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

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

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

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



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

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

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Week 7 Day 14

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

film HomePage
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Carving of Quetzal.coat.
Quetzalcoatl

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What's Happening Week 8?

 Middle American Classic Sites

(slides: Classic.pptx)

 

A.D.
925

800

 

Terminal Classic

 

Classic Maya collapse,
Putún ascendancy

 

 

 

Puuc , Maya

Chichén Itzá

 

A.D.
900

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

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

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Week 8 Reading Assignment


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

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



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.

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Week 8 Day 16

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

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What's Happening Week 9?
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Week 9 Day 17

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

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Week 9 Reading Assignment


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

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



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

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

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Week 9 Day 18

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

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

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

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Week 10 Reading Assignment


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

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



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

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

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Week 10 Video Explorations


Week 10 Day 19

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

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Week 10 Day 20

video:

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

film HomePage
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 Copan Jade
 Copán Jade
Honduras

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Week 11 Reading Assignment


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

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



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

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

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Week 11 Video Explorations


Week 11 Day 21

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

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Week 11 Day 22

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

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Week 6 Mardi Gras
Ash Wednesday
5 March 2019
6 March 2019
Week 6 Valentine's Day 14 February 2019
Week 9 Pi Day 14 March (3, 1, 4) 2019
Weeks 11-12 Passover sunset of Friday, 19 April 2019, to nightfall of Saturday, 27 April 2019
Week 12 Easter (Western) 21 April 2019
Week 13 Easter (Eastern) 28 April 2019
Week 13 Vaisakhi Festival (A Time for New Life) वैसाख 13 April 2019
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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.

Week 12 — The Postclassic Period

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handout:
Postclassic

Stages handout thumbnail.
stages handout

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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)
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Week 12 Reading Assignment


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

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

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Week 12 Video Explorations


Week 12 Day 24

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)

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What's Happening Week 13?

handout:
 Postclassic

 Stages handout thumbnail.
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Week 13 Reading Assignment


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.

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Week 13 Video Explorations


Week 13 Day 26

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

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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)
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Week 14 — The Late Postclassic: Aztecs
(Week 14 starts on Thursday)
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What's Happening Week 14?

course evaluation
Week 14 Day 28

 Lady Justice (Iustitia, the Roman Goddess of Justice.

Anth 3618 - 001
Course Call # = tba
Semester = 4 Spring
Year = 2019
 

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)
~

handout:
 Postclassic

 Stages handout thumbnail.
  stages handout

(slides: Postclassic.pptx)

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slides:
Aztec (.pptx)

 Aztec Map

 Map of the Aztec Empire

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Week 14 Reading Assignment


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.

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assignment:
Review for Final Exam

Laptop

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

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Week 14 Video Explorations


Week 14 Day 27

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

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Week 14 Day 28

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)

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What's Happening Week 15?

 Lady Justice (Iustitia, the Roman Goddess of Justice.
Course Evaluation

Anth 3618

Course Section # =
001
Course Call # =
tba
Semester =
5 Spring
Year =
17
 

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)
~

handout:
 Postclassic

 Stages handout thumbnail.
  stages handout

(slides: Postclassic.pptx)

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Week 15 Reading Assignment


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

Laptop

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

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Week 15 Video Explorations


Week 15 Day 29

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

and after 1531, silver

(historically Mexico has provided almost one-third of the world's silver;
Peru was the second largest producer of silver;
the Spanish "piece of eight" eight-real coin became the first world currency, after the Spanish currency reform of 1497)

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

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Wiki questions for the Ancient Middle America Final exam are due by the end of Week 14, Saturday, tba 2019

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Final Exam Week

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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

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These include items like Forum postings on timely issues, video evaluation feedback, Live Chats (for exam prep and project information), making up exam questions, Project information (on term Presentation and Term Paper), and (from time to time) other activities,

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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
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"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)

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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)

Instructor and Student Responsibilities Policy

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

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

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