2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Jan 25, 2021  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ANT* H121 - Introduction to Archaeology


Credits: 3
Archaeology is the study of past cultures and societies through examination of their material remains. The class will explore different varieties of archaeology and examine theory, methods, and techniques for investigating, reconstructing, interpreting, preserving, and ultimately, learning from the past. Students will then briefly review human cultural chronology from the time of the first people, the earliest Paleolithic ages, to the present, and deal with not only the artifact remains but also important social, economic, and even ideological questions, such as those on the origins of food production, social inequality, and civilization. Two major emphases throughout the course are archaeology as anthropology and the relevance of archaeology to modern human society and politics. The class will also examine discoveries that make the news during the semester.



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