Due Date: 21-11-2019
SEMESTER Fall 2019 Cultural Anthropology (SOC401)
Assignment No. 01
Branches of Anthropology
Assignment marks: 20
To make students familiar with the historical changes took place over thousands of years in different societies.
To learn about past societies and the development of the human race. Background:
Anything made or modified by humans is an artifact. The book you read, the chair you sitting in, the pen you are taking notes with are all artifacts. In fact, we are surrounded by artifacts, most of which we will lose or throw away. And that is exactly how things enter what we call the “Archaeological record”. Think about it: How much garbage do you produce in a day? What kinds of things do you throw away? Mostly paper, probably, but also wood, plastic and even metal. Into the garbage they go and out to dump or landfill. Under the right conditions many of those items will survive for future archaeologists to find most of the artifacts that make up the archaeological record are just this kind of mundane waste, the accumulated garbage of daily life that archaeologist may recover and examine to reconstruct what daily life was like long ago.
With reference to the background, you are supposed to visit archeological websites and prepare a comprehensive report on the following Indus valley civilizations:
Your report must be comprises on the following elements:
Living standard or town planning
Art and craft
Trade and Economy
Report Format and marking scheme:
Precise note on above mentioned elements of Indus valley civilization (12) Conclusion (5)
You can consult various sites to complete this report. So you are advised to give references of visited sites. Those students will be encouraged who prepare the report in their own words and show their potential. Copy paste practice will be highly discouraged. Best of luck
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