NEEAN Courses

Here we will continue to post courses taught at NEEAN-affiliated institutions on a semester-by-semester basis.

Boston University

Human Impacts on Ancient Environments, AR 290
Tuesdays & Thursdays 12:30pm – 1:45pm
Catherine West
Undergraduate course examines human impacts on the global landscape over the past 10,000 years through migration, hunting, disease, agriculture, and other cultural activities; implications for contemporary and future resources management and environmental policy.

Archaeological Science, AR307
Tuesdays & Thursdays 2:00pm – 3:15pm
John Marston
Undergraduate-level survey, with labs, of methods in archaeological science

Brown University

Powering the Past, ANTH0682
Tuesdays & Thursdays 2:30pm – 3:50pm
Bathsheba Demuth
Undergraduate course using environmental history methods, labs, and lectures, this course examines the ties between energy, power, environmental change, and inequality, from before the agricultural revolution to the present.

The Secrets of Ancient Bones: Discovering Ancient DNA, ANTH0730
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 10:00am – 10:50am
Katherine Brunson
Undergraduate course that using ancient DNA studies investigating topics including genetic relationships between humans, Neanderthals, and Denisovans; the peopling of the globe; diasporas; extinction and de-extinction; and plant and animal domestication.

Introduction to Geographical Information Systems and Spatial Analysis, ANTH1201
Tuesdays & Thursdays 2:30pm – 3:50pm
Parker VanValkenburgh
This combined undergraduate and graduate course will explore cartographic principles, computer-assisted analytical cartography, relational database design, and digital image processing and analysis.

The Human Skeleton, ANTH1720
Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:00am – 10:20am
Andrew Scherer
A combined undergraduate and graduate course lecture and hands-on laboratory to learn the complete anatomy of the human skeleton, with an emphasis on the human skeleton in functional and evolutionary perspective.

Lived Bodies, Dead Bodies: The Archaeology of Human Remains, ANTH2560
Wednesdays 5:40pm – 7:00pm
Andrew Scherer
This graduate course surveys a range of bioarchaeological methods and applications, including paleopathology, stable isotope analysis, population affinity/ancient DNA, perimortem trauma, and body modification.

University of Maine

Climate Change, Societies and Cultures ANT225
Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30-10:45am
Paul Roscoe
An undergraduate course that reviews climate-change futures and their human implications around the world, drivers of climate change, and technological, social, and cultural mitigation and adaptation strategies.

Human Dimensions of Climate Change ANT410/ANT530
Wednesdays 1:00-3:50pm
Paul Roscoe
Undergraduate and graduate course that surveys advanced anthropogenic drivers and consequences of climate change, mitigation, and adaptation strategies.

Atmosphere, Ocean, Ice and Climate ERS 542
Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30-10:45am
Kirk Maasch
Graduate course designed to introduce students to the main components of Earth’s climate system.

Seminar in Quaternary Studies INT 500
Topic for 2018: Climate Change Mitigation
Bradfield Lyon
Graduate topics course on selected areas of study – physical, biological and anthropological – related to the Quaternary Period.