Presentations and Paper for the Archaeology of Civilization
All class participants will present a ten to fifteen minute oral presentation on a their term paper. The topics will either be chosen from the list below or in consultation with the instructor. All those with related (regional) topics are expected to periodically meet and provide support for one another. They will furthermore meet with me before the first exam.
REPORT AND PAPER TOPICS Pick one topic (for example 1 a or 2 c).
Ancient Philosophers of the State
3)Confucius and Legalism in China
4)Marx and Engels
6)Ibn Khaldun/; and conquest theorists
4)Greece/Europe; a)The Women's Role
in Production in Mycenean
7)Central Asia; a)What role do cities, and irrigation play in the emergence of early states in Central Asia b)Trade/Silk Road
Papers should be approximately 10 pages in length (not including bibliography). Topics are to be chosen from those listed above or in consultation with the instructor. Students should periodically consult with the instructor about their papers (discussing outlines etc). Included in the bibliography should be an annotated discussion of internet resources available for your region or topical problem. Papers are to be handed at or before the date noted in the syllabus.