INTRO TO ANTHROPOLOGY - Charlton 101 - Fall 2019

Syllabus | Schedule | Media | Notes | Research | Grades

Weekly Assignments

Other Info

HE&C 8e
Week 8. Oct 17:
How We Discover the Past II

read: Lavenda textbook, Module 2 (pgs. 83-95)

Online Media 6, due Fri Oct 18

Anthropology Quote of the Week:

Fall Break 1: Oct 14, 15
"Indigenous People's Day" (in over 100 cities)

"Relax, Recharge and Reflect. Sometimes it’s OK to do nothing."  ― Izey Victoria Odiase

Go for the Golden Points

OM6 Online Media 6:
Archaeology of the Fremont Indians of Utah by Time Team America.

Online Media 5:
"Understanding Race" from the American Anthropological Association, 2016


Online Media 4:Watch PBS NOVA's"Becoming Human, Part III: Last Human Standing" (YouTube, ~62 min, 2014)
OM3 Online Media 3:
Interactive Documentary "Becoming Human"

Watch the Prologue and
Episodes 1-12, plus Related Exhibits
OM1 Online Media 2: Evidence for Evolution from StatedClearly.com (YouTube 11:22)
Due Sept 6th

Online Media 1: Watch Macat's "Introduction to Anthropology
Due Aug 30th


Recommended Open
Educational Resource
websites and videos:

Human Variation

Human Evolution

Evolution - General



Online Media 6:


Video Assignment:

Watch this video of the archaeology of the Fremont Indians by Time Team America. Then answer the following questions:

1. Where did the archaeological research take place?

2. What makes this archaeological research site so unique?

3. How old was the Fremont civilization?

4. What feature were the archaeologists trying to discover at the base camp site?

5. What types of artifacts were discovered by the archaeological team?

6. What forms of remote sensing did they use?

7. Why were the archaeologists rappelling off cliffs?

8. What figures were portrayed on the petroglyph drawings?

9. What was the conclusion the team drew regarding what they could learn from their excavation of the base camp site?

E-mail your completed assignment
TO: reymers@morrisville.edu, with the SUBJECT: ANTH6

Due Friday, Oct 18, 5pm

(Note: for regular correspondence, do not use the above link for email, or remove the automatic subject line heading "ANTH" if you do).

Online media assignments are graded on a pass (1)/fail (0) basis. See the Grades webpage for results.


The online media assignments:

Each week, excepting exam weeks (see the course schedule) you will be reponsible for completing and submitting by email a weekly online media activity. This may entail doing a reading or watching a video made available online, or performing some other kind of activity. Instructions will be posted weekly right here on the webpage by Monday and will be due (by email) on Friday at 5pm of each week. You should e-mail your completed assignment to reymers@morrisville.edu, with the a subject heading of "ANTH#" (with "#" being the number of that week's online activity, as noted above).

Note: for regular correspondence, do not use the above link to my email, or remove the automatic subject line heading, as activities with this subject line are automatically filtered into my email activities folder (and thus I will not see an email having to do with something else until the following week or later).

Further Note: I will give you 3 chances to get the subject heading correct and to not include attachments in your online media emails to me.

For example, when you send the first online media assignment, you should use a subject heading in the email of "SOCI#", where "#" means the number of the specific assignment of the week. If you write something else (like, for instance, "Online Media Questions 1" or "soc 4 hw"), or if you include your assignment as an attachment, you have not paid attention to the details of the assignment instructions (details which make it crucially easier for me to organize your responses and read what you have written).

You can do this three times without penalty, but a fourth and each further instance of not paying attention to the details will result in a 1-point reduction from your Online Media grade. For the vast majority of you who are doing it right, thank you for paying attention to the details!

- Regards, Prof Reymers

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Introduction to Anthropology - Fall 2019 - Prof. Kurt Reymers