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 Nautical Archaeology of the Americas

ANTH318

Fall Semester 2008

Week

Class

Day

 

 

 Summary

Readings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Book

Notes

1

1

Jan 19

Wed

I

Introduction to the course.  Readings.  Exams.  Assignments.

Intro.

 

2

2

Jan 24

Mon

 

Overviews.  Ships of discovery, commerce, conquest and colonization - Ships and boats in the American continent

 

 

 

3

Jan 26

Wed

 

The archaeological record, its importance and management - Treasure hunters and archaeologists

 

Part I. The Alvin Clark

4

Jan 31

Mon

 

VIDEO (Atocha 32B)

 

Part I. Treasure Hunting

 

5

Feb 2 

Wed

II

Understanding the ship. A ship in fragments

 

 

4

6

Feb 7 

Mon

 

Understanding the ship. Life aboard

 

Part II

 

7

Feb 9

Wed

 III

The earliest watercraft

Chapt. 1

Part III

5

8

Feb 14

Mon

 

European Discovery of the Western Hemisphere - Columbus

Chapt. 2

 

 

9

Feb 16

Wed

 

Shipwrecks of the Explorers (Ship in fragments Assignement)

Chapt. 3

 

6

10

Feb 21

Mon

 

Basque Whalers - VIDEO (San Juan) (1st Map Assignment)

Chapt. 4

 

 

11

 Feb 23

Wed

IV

The Spanish Empire

Chapt. 5

Part IV

7

12

Feb 28

Mon

 

The Spanish Empire

 

 

 

13

Mar 2

Wed

 

EXAM 1

 

 

14

Mar 7

Mon

V

New Empires: The Northern Exploration

Chapt. 6

Part V

 

15

Mar 9 

Wed

 

The Colonization of North America

 

 

 9

-

Mar 14

Mon

 -

Spring Break!

 

 

 

-

Mar 16

Wed

 -

Spring Break!

 

 

 10

16

Mar 21

Mon

 

Port Royal

 

 

 

17

Mar 23

Wed

VI

The Anglo-French Wars I (2nd Map Assignment)

Chapt. 7

Part VI

 11

18 

Mar 28

Mon

 

The Anglo-French Wars II

 

 

 

19

Mar 30

Wed

 VII

The Revolutionary War I

Chapt. 8

Part VII

 12

20

Apr 4

Mon

 

The Revolutionary War II

 

 

 

21

Apr 6

Wed

VIII

Lake Champlain Warships

Chapt. 9

Part VIII

 13

22

Apr 11

Mon

 

Ships and Shipwrecks of the War of 1812

 

 

 

23

Apr 13

Wed

 

EXAM 2

 

 

 14

24

Apr 18

Mon

IX 

Transportation Revolution on Inland Waters

Chapt. 10

 Part IX

 

25

Apr 20

Wed

 

Steam in the north / steam in the south

 

 

 15

26

Apr 25

Mon

X

American Maritime Enterprise in the 19th century

Chapt. 12

Part X

 

27

Apr 27

Wed

 XI

The American Civil War

Chapt. 11

 Part XI

 16

28

May 2

Mon

XII 

The Future of Nautical Archaeology

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Epilog

 

 

 

 To be...

 

 

EXAM 3 - 1 to 3 PM

 

 

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