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2023 Fall > UGRD > ANTH > ANTH 232

The Viking World

Course #: ANTH 232

The Viking Age (c. 793-1050 AD) is best known as Scandinavian raids throughout coastal Europe. This course examines the archaeology of the societies behind the Viking raids from their origins in Late Iron Age Scandinavia, to their expansion into Europe and the British Isles, and on to the discovery of North America and the colonization of Greenland. In addition to covering the archaeology and history of Viking Age societies, the course presents and critically evaluates several anthropological themes which have been exemplified by Norse society: the Germanic mode of production, gift exchange and reciprocity, proto-world systems, gender and class identity, pagan religious systems and mythology, the archaeology of religious conversion, and cultural contact in the preindustrial world.

Section Class Number Schedule/Time Instructor Location
01 3752 MWF
12:00 - 12:50 pm
Bolender,Douglas University Hall Y04-4170
Session: Regular
Class Dates: 09/05/2023 - 12/13/2023
Capacity: 35
Enrolled: 35
Status: Closed
Credits: 3/3
Class Notes:
Pre Requisites:
Course Attributes: International, World Cultures