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Engineering, Mining & Technology: Archaeological Perspectives

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.

ANTHROP 2HH3

Engineering, Mining & Technology: Archaeological Perspectives

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

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.