Ancient Egypt
                                   ANTH P399
                                   Fall 1993
                                 TR 1:30-2:45
                                    KT 149
                     Dr. William Baden, KT205B , 481-6202
                Office Hours: M-F 8:00am-4:30pm by Appointment
          
          
          The primary goal of this class is to explore Ancient
          Egyptian Cultures from an anthropological perspective.  This
          means we want to learn to uncover how they adaptively
          changed by looking at their material remains.  Ultimately,
          this will help us discover how we make similar changes as a
          society and how these decisions define our culture.
          
          Each student must demonstrate, through a series of written
          assignments, a basic understanding of archaeological
          terminologies, methodologies, and assumptions used to
          understand and describe:
          
                                Culture History
                               Culture Lifeways
                                Culture Process
          
          as they apply to Egyptian cultures dating between 3050 and
          332 BC.  Major topics of discussion will include
          architecture, economics, social organization, technology,
          and writing.  You will be graded on your ability to gather
          information and present concise, logical, and structured
          papers on specific topics that exercises your newly acquired
          knowledge of Ancient Egypt.
          
          Textbooks:
            Cyril Aldred
            1987 The Egyptians. Thames and Hudson Ltd, London and New
            York.
          
            John Wilson
            1956 The Culture of Ancient Egypt. University of Chicago
            Press.
          
            Michael Rice
            1991 Egypt's Making: The Origins of Ancient Egypt.
            Routledge, Chapman and Hall, New York.
          
          Readings:Additional readings will be placed on reserve at
                  the Helmke Library.
          
          Papers:             Paper 1 - Time Machine Proposal(40 pts.)
          
                Paper 2 - Symbolism Analysis (100 pts.)
          
                Paper 3 - Specialized Bibliography (120 pts.)
          
                Paper 4 - "Material Correlates" Paper based on Paper 3
                (140 pts.)
          
                Unsched - There will be one unscheduled quiz
                consisting of one question that will be given at some
                "random" time during the semester.  It will not count
                towards the final total points for your grade, but
                will be added as bonus points to your total as an
                adjustment for "borderline" grades. (10 pts.)
          
          Papers:All papers should follow the citation standards of
                American Antiquity (see American Antiquity 1992
                57(4):749-770).  All papers are due at the beginning
                of the due date's class session.  Grades on any paper
                turned in late will be reduced in points by 20% of the
                maximum possible grade (e.g. an 80 point paper will
                lose 16 points).  No paper will be accepted more than
                one week late.  All papers should be analyzed by a
                spelling checker and a grammar checker (both available
                on the student PC's) prior to turning them in.
          
          Grading:You will be graded on a 400 point-maximum scale.
                The grade scale will minimally be A = 400-360; B =
                359-320; C = 319-280; D = 279-240; F = 239-0.  The
                total points earned from your papers plus your score
                on the unscheduled quiz will be used to determine your
                final grade.
          
          Assignments/Topics:
             Aug 24/26:                   Introduction and Environment
                     Wilson : Chapter 1
                     Aldred : Chapters 2 & 3
             Aug 31: Chronology
                     Aldred : Introduction
             Sep 2:  Paper 1 due
             Sep 7/9:                                          Origins
                     Rice: Chapter 2
                     Maisels : (on reserve)
             Sep 14/16:                                        Origins
                     Wilson: Chapter 3
             Sep 21/23:                                       Religion
                     Aldred: Chapter 2
             Sep 28/30:                              Symbolism/Writing
             Oct 5:  Symbolism/Writing
             Oct 7:  No Class
             Oct 12: Architecture
             Oct 14: Paper 2 due
             Oct 19/21:                             No Class - ?Maybe?
             Oct 26/28:                                   Architecture
                     *Last day to withdraw - Oct 27
             Nov 2:  Paper 3 due
             Nov 4:  Lifeways
                     Aldred: Chapter 14
                     Herodotus (reserve)
             Nov 9/11:                                        Lifeways
                     Aldred: Chapter 8:112-119
             Nov 16/18:                                Culture Process
             Nov 23: Culture Process
                     Renfrew (reserve)
             Nov 30/Dec 2:Culture Process
                     Rice: Chapter 4
             Dec 7/9:                                  Culture Process
             Dec 10: Paper 4 due (by 4 PM)
             Dec 16: Final Exam Date; 1-3 PM; No exam planned
          
          
              There will not be any class October 7th and the week of
          October 18-22.  In the event that bad weather prevents me
          from teaching class (even though IPFW has not officially
          closed), you will be responsible for using that "free" time
          period for readings and paper preparation.  To check in
          advance on suspect days, call either the Sociology-
          Anthropology Office (481-6842) or Computing & Data
          Processing Service's Help Desk (481-6030).
          
          
          
                               Reserve Readings
          
          
              Herodotus
              1920 Herodotus, with an English translation.  Book II,
                  "chapters" 1-99.
          
              Maisels, Charles
              1990The Emergence of Civilization.  Chapter 7: Theories
                  of the State.
          
              Renfrew, Colin
              1979Systems Collapse as Social Transformation:
                  Catastrophe and Anastrophe in Early State Societies.
          

                                    Paper 1
          
              "A Proposal for a Temporal Expeditionary Excursion"
          
          
          Due Date: September 2, 1993
          Points: 40
          
          
          Goal:Present a proposal for a "time travel" excursion to the
               reign of Tutankhamun.  The proposal should include a
               section defining a single goal of this mission,
               descriptions of three interdisciplinary specialists
               that will accompany you, and a section on the
               implementation of your research strategy.  Your goal
               statement must address your travel destination in terms
               of time and space (when and where are you going).  It
               must clearly state what single aspect of this period
               will be studied.  The three specialist descriptions
               should specify the skills and perspectives each person
               will bring to the team.  It should be clear why you
               selected the disciplines and how their knowledge will
               contribute to your goal.  Your implementation section
               should outline the types of observations you will be
               making, who will be making them, and what kinds of
               material you will be bringing back (if appropriate).
               It should include a time schedule that allocates time
               for fact-finding activity.
          
               You can assume that you have one year to complete your
               work, enough food for the duration of the project, and
               understanding of the period's written and spoken
               language.  Concentrate your proposal on how you would
               gather information.  Your role in this project will be
               to coordinate and organize the process of gathering and
               interpreting the information.  Use your textbooks to
               help you specify the characteristics of this time
               period.
          
          Grading: 1)Grammar and Readability:  Your paper should be
                   "readable" with accurate spellings.  Its
                   presentation should be clean with identifiable
                   sections.  You should follow American Antiquity
                   format for citing and listing your references
                   (examples are available).  Footnotes and endnotes
                   are not acceptable. (15 points)
          
                 2) Content:  This paper should address each of the
                   specifications outlined above.  You should be able
                   to give this paper to another class member and he
                   or she should be able to "carry out" your proposal.
                   (25 points)
          
             The paper should be 3-4 typed, double spaced pages.  The
          paper is due no later than 1:45 PM September 2, 1993.  Late
          penalties are described in the course syllabus.  Make a
          personal copy of your paper prior to turning it in.

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