Terrible lecturer. I don't usually post...actually I don't think I have ever rated a professor. But this man was the worst professor I have had yet. And I feel kind of bad because he is really a nice man but his class is mind-bogglingly hard to follow. He talks as if he was writing a really bad intellectual paper- like the kind that talk in circles all the while using big words so it sounds better. But in his case, he is very versed in the subject but just cannot communicate his thoughts succinctly. I was often so lost as to what he was talking about while expending extraneous efforts to understand him. So needless to say, though he seems like a really nice person, I would not suggest taking his class under any circumstances.
His lecturing style can put you to sleep, but sit up front or something and stay awake. You can learn a lot if you listen, and do the readings. His exams weren't that easy but he is a real leniant grader, so you won't do bad on the tests. We also had to do a web project where you write a paper and you put in html format so he can put it on the web. It is a bit time consuming, but he literally gives you all quarter to do it. Overall a good professor and interesting if your into archaeology and history (i'm not, so maybe thats why i thought the material was a bit dry).