Anthropological Methods



  Topic Activities
1 Intro to arch methods
  • IT’S OK TO BE WRONG: Why study archaeology?
  • IT’S OK TO BE WRONG: How do you think archaeologists know all this stuff we are learning?
  • AFD: 40-45
  • AHD: 84-88 (dating methods)
  • VIDEO: Arch methods in Arizona
  • IT’S OK TO BE WRONG: How do you think computers and technology can help archaeologists?
  • VIDEO: digital model archaeology
  • VIDEO: more digital methods
  • VIDEO: Scan archaeology
  • DO: discuss digital methods and benefits
2 Ethnography and Techniques
  • IT’S OK TO BE WRONG: How do you think anthropologists study living cultures?
  • AHD: 282-287
  • VIDEO: Digital ethnography
  • DO: identify the different techniques and list pros and cons
  • DO: start planning lunch room ethnography. Use Simple guide to ethnography
3 Point of View
  • IT’S OK TO BE WRONG: Is it better to get the insiders or outsiders view?
  • AHD: 287-290
  • VIDEO: Ethnography
  • DO: work on lunch room ethnography
4 Survey Research
  • IT’S OK TO BE WRONG: which is better, ethnography or surveys?
  • AHD: 290-294
  • IT’S OK TO BE WRONG: Should anthropologists study terrorism? If so, How?
  • AHD: 292-293
  • DO: continue ethnography
  • HW: finish ethnography write up at home
5 Theory and Anthropology
  • IT’S OK TO BE WRONG: Can you think of different ways to approach looking at human cultures?
  • LECTURE: basics of theories
  • VIDEO: Morgan and Tylor
  • IT’S OK TO BE WRONG: on a scale from 0 to racist, how racist is unilinear evolution?
  • DO: add to chart of theories in handout (or maybe list of famous anthropologists and their work)
6 Theory continued
  • DO: finish chart of theories
  • IT’S OK TO BE WRONG: what do you think people from other countries think is weird about Americans?
  • VIDEO: Meet the Natives
7 Test Prep
8 Test
  • Show me what you understand!
  • DO: relax! That theoretical stuff is hard! Play anthropology Pictionary.