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Engineering, Mining & Technology: Archaeological Perspectives (Fall 2018)

This course details the feats of engineering that gave us the pyramids, the million-year history of mining, and how elites rise with new technologies: from the wheel to steel. We locate the studies of fracture mechanics, quarrying, and smelting within a broader consideration of how engineering and technological innovations came to be, and their impact on past societies.


Unit(s): 3.0 Level(s): II Term(s): Fall Offered?: Yes Language?: No

Tristan Carter

Associate Professor | Undergraduate Chair

Level 2 or above in any program.