Sep 30, 2020  
2019-2020 College of Liberal Arts (Admitted Fall 2019/Spring 2020) 
    
2019-2020 College of Liberal Arts (Admitted Fall 2019/Spring 2020) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ANTH 102 - Science and the Human Past: Introduction to Archaeology

4 credits
An introduction to the aims, methods, and practice of archaeology as a sub-discipline of anthropology through case studies from famous sites and discoveries from around the world. Students gain an understanding of how archaeologists use material remains to reconstruct past societies and cultural transformations such as the origins of agriculture and the rise of civilizations using methods developed and borrowed from the physical and natural sciences. The course includes consideration of experimental archaeology and the role of the past in contemporary society. Offered every semester. CLA - Breadth / Interdisciplinary, CLA - Breadth / Natural Science.



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