Anne Underhill

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Professor of Anthropology
203-436-4258
Address: 
51 Hillhouse Ave, Room 208, New Haven, CT 06511
Areas of interest : 
East Asian and Chinese Archaeology; Regional Settlement and Economic Organization during Late Prehistoric and Early Bronze Age Periods in Rizhao Area of Southeastern Shandong; Craft Production; Ceramics; Exchange Systems; Diet; Mortuary Ritual; Ethnic Minority Cultures of China; and Museum Anthropology
Region: 
China, Transregional

Courses

ANTH 387, ARCG 387

East Asian Objects and Museums

Exploration of East Asian art and anthropological collections at Yale’s museums and at other major museums in North America and East Asia. Through study of the pioneers who created these collections and the formation history of the collections, students consider the meaning and importance of contemporary museum practice. A student-curated exhibition in conjunction with Yale University Art Gallery. Trips to regional museums and attendance at Yale sponsored conference on Korean Art and Photograph Collections.

Term: Spring 2022
Day/Time: Th 1:30 PM - 3:20 PM
ANTH 397, ARCG 397

Archaeology of East Asia

Introduction to the findings and practice of archaeology in China, Japan, Korea, and southeast Asia. Methods used by archaeologists to interpret social organization, economic organization, and ritual life. Attention to major transformations such as the initial peopling of an area, establishment of farming villages, the development of cities, interregional interactions, and the nature of political authority.

Term: Fall 2021
Day/Time: W 9:25 AM - 11:15 AM
ANTH 787, ARCG 787, HSAR 804

East Asian Objects and Museums: Collection, Curation, and Display

This course explores the East Asian art and anthropological collections at Yale’s museums and at other major museums in North America and East Asia. Students study collections and their histories; gain experience in museum practices; and learn from specialists through class visits to other relevant museums in the United States.

Term: Spring 2022
Day/Time: Th 1:30 PM - 3:20 PM
ANTH 797, ARCG 797

Archaeology of East Asia

Introduction to the findings and practice of archaeology in China, Japan, Korea, and Southeast Asia. Methods used by archaeologists to interpret social organization, economic organization, and ritual life. Attention to major transformations such as the initial peopling of an area, establishment of farming villages, the development of cities, interregional interactions, and the nature of political authority.

Term: Fall 2021
Day/Time: W 9:25 AM - 11:15 AM