ANT380H5S Special Topics in Biological Anthropology and Archaeology (SCI)

Cultural Heritage Management: The past in the present and for the future

This course will be offered in the Winter 2020 term.

Cultural heritage management, also known as cultural resource management, or applied archaeology aims to protect traces of the past such as artifacts, archaeological sites and cultural landscapes that have meaning for people in the present. This course takes a broad look at cultural heritage, why it matters in the present, and why we need to preserve aspects of it for the future. Topics may include stakeholders and the politics of the past, mechanisms for the protection of heritage and archaeological sites, the heritage management industry, and the methods used to identify, document, mitigate impacts to archaeological sites, and to preserve the materials recovered. [24L]

Pre-requisities: ANT200H5 and ANT201H5