MES 672. The Archaeology of Seafaring. 3 Credit Hours.

Ships and seafarers have had considerable influences on civilization throughout history. The ship typically represents the pinnacle of a society’s understanding of many disciplines: astronomy, geography, metallurgy, physics, warfare, et cetera. No other process similarly spread the delights and devastation of the world so effectively. This course studies man’s evolutionary relationship with the sea from early civilization through the 20th century. Emphasis will be on archaeological and ethnographical investigations concerning shipwrecks and maritime epicenters supporting maritime culture. This will be a lecture course supported by visual, audible, and hands-on presentations.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.