William Honeychurch

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Associate Professor of Anthropology; DUS, Archaeological Studies
(203) 432-3676
51 Hillhouse Ave, Room 305, New Haven, CT 06511
Areas of interest : 
Asian Archaeology; Development of Complex Polities; Nomadic States and Empires; Monumental Landscapes; Mongolia
Transregional, Mongolia


ANTH 743, ARCG 743

Archaeological Research Design and Proposal Development

An effective proposal requires close consideration of all steps of research design, from statement of the problem to data analysis. The course is designed to provide an introduction to the principles by which archaeological research projects are devised and proposed. Students receive intensive training in the preparation of a research proposal with the expectation that the final proposal will be submitted to national and international granting agencies for consideration. The course is structured around the creation of research questions; hypothesis development and statement of expectations; and the explicit linking of expectations to material patterning, field methods, and data analysis. Students review and critique examples of funded and nonfunded research proposals and comment extensively on each other’s proposals. In addition to developing one’s own research, learning to constructively critique the work of colleagues is imperative for becoming a responsible anthropological archaeologist.

Term: Spring 2017
Day/Time: F 9:25 AM - 11:15 AM
ANTH 779, ARCG 779

Anthropology of Mobile Societies

The social and cultural significance of the ways that hunter-gatherers, pastoral nomads, maritime traders, and members of our own society traverse space. The impact of mobility and transport technologies on subsistence, trade, interaction, and warfare from the first horse riders of five thousand years ago to jet-propulsion tourists of today.

Term: Spring 2017
Day/Time: W 3:30 PM - 5:20 PM