Examining Archaeological Objects

Examples of Egyptian faience manufactured by students in a course exercise.

Examples of Egyptian faience manufactured by students in a course exercise.

 

This course considers the role of materials in the production, study and interpretation of objects by examining artifacts from the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum.  Studies examine materials such as ceramics, stone, metal, glass, wood and textiles to gain an understanding of historical manufacturing processes.  

The full syllabus can be downloaded here.  Information about the student-generated blog for this course can be found here.