ANP_264_Lecture_18__out_of_the_past_-_si - ANP 264 GREAT...

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ANP 264 G REAT D ISCOVERIES IN A RCHAEOLOGY T, TH 3:00 – 4:20 C107 M C D ONEL H ALL Lecture 18 (out of the past – signs and symbols): Synopsis: This film examines the origins and development of writing from two main locations, the Maya of Central America and the Sumerians/Mesopotamians of the Middle East. The film focuses primarily on the Mayans and, in particular, four cities: Copan, Palenque, Tonina and Piedras Negras. While several archaeologists are discussed and consulted with two of the most important figures in regards to the understanding of Mayan language and writing are Tatiana Proskouriakoff and David Stuart. Each contributed, and continues to contribute to, the understanding of the origins and uses of these languages at these sites. Questions that you should focus on over the course of the film include the following: 1) Define language and symbol (done in the first few minutes of the film) a. 2)
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This note was uploaded on 10/17/2011 for the course ECON 101 taught by Professor Thompson during the Spring '11 term at Michigan State University.

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