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13 Things 2009

13 Things 2008


Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology

 

 

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology & the Ancient World
Brown University
Box 1837 / 60 George Street
Providence, RI 02912
Telephone: (401) 863-3188
Fax: (401) 863-9423
Joukowsky_Institute@brown.edu

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PDF's for the readings can be found here: [link]


Week One (9/3-9/5): Things: An Introduction


Week Two (9/8-9/12): The Wheel


Week Three (9/15-9/19): a Neolithic megalith


Week Four (9/22-9/26): an Ancient Greek perfume jar

Everyone must select a thing for the project by Friday, September 26


Week Five (9/29-10/3): Acrocorinth (a castle in the Greek Peloponnesus)


Week Six (10/6-10/10): a Moroccan watermill (with a few comparisons from Crete)

Project Proposal due Friday, October 10


Week Seven (10/15-10/17): a map


Week Eight (10/20-10/24): the pocket watch


Week Nine (10/27-10/31): the light bulb


Week Ten (11/3-11/7): barbed wire


Week Eleven (11/10-11/14): The portable radio


Week Twelve (11/16-11/21): the blade (including a detour through several thousand years of human evolution)


Week Thirteen (11/24 and 12/1)): a camera (Thanksgiving recess 11/26 and 11/27)


Week Fourteen: the personal computer (12/3-12/5)


Week Fifteen (12/8-12/12): Project presentations


Final projects due: Friday December 12