Fall 2017 - ARCH 100 D900
Ancient Peoples and Places (3)
Class Number: 2471
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SUR 3090, Surrey
Exam Times + Location:
Dec 11, 2017
3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
SP 291, Surrey
Office: SWH 9103
Office Hours: TBA
A broad survey of human cultural development from the late Palaeolithic/PalaeoIndian periods (ca 40,000 BP) to the rise of civilization and empires, in both the Old and New Worlds. Breadth-Social Sciences.
An overview of the general development of human cultures from the appearance of anatomically modern humans in the Upper Paleolithic period to the rise of complex societies and empires in both the Old and New Worlds. Emphasis is on the development of cultures worldwide over the last 40,000 years. We cover a wide variety of topics, ranging from the spread of humans into the Americas, to the development of food production, and the rise of social complexity. Topics include the earliest writing, Pre-Columbian long-distance trade in the Americas, the creation of Stonehenge and other monuments, the Nazca lines of South America, and the ancient calendars of Mesoamerica. Cultures studied include the Egyptians, Maya, Mesopotamians, cliff dwellers of the American southwest, the earliest dynasties in China, and the civilizations of the Andes.
- Exam I 33%
- Exam II 33%
- Final Exam 34%
Breadth: Social Sciences
Deborah I. Olszewski. Archaeology and Humanity’s Story. A Brief Introduction to World Prehistory. Oxford University Press, New York.
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