Course Offering - Winter 2017
ARCH 3592: Norse Archaeology
Instructor: Shannon Lewis-Simpson
Time: MW 9:00-10:30am
This course course explores Late Iron Age/Viking Age/Medieval responses to the "new": new technologies, new cultures, new ways of doing, new lands and new religions. Students will work with raw materials of the period to better understand material culture, and the Norse in Newfoundland and Labrador will be considered within a global context.
This course also examines the influence of the Vikings on the medieval world and the place of L'Anse aux Meadows within this cultural milieu. Students will be introduced to Viking-Age archaeological and literary texts to gain knowledge of specific questions and problems concerning multicultural contact within the Viking-Age world, specifically the North Atlantic region. They will also gain an appreciation of the challenges associated with using interdisciplinary evidence as well as migration and multicultural issues in the past and present.
Prerequisite: ARCH 1030