Summer 2019 - ARCH 100 C100

Ancient Peoples and Places (3)

Class Number: 4727

Delivery Method: Distance Education


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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.


Because of its long view of human cultural development, archaeology gives us a perspective of our origins, who we are, and how culture affects our lives. This course provides an overview of the last 40,000 years in the development of cultures worldwide. We will begin with the Palaeolithic period and cover archaeological finds in both the Old and New Worlds, including case-study examples, illuminating peoples such as the Egyptians, Maya, and the Khmer at Angkor Wat.


  • Assignments 55%
  • Online Quizzes 45%


All course work, including assignments and quizzes, are completed online. Note: Students will need access to a digital camera for some assignments.



All Required Readings listed below are not provided by the Distance Education Office (CODE).


Chazan, M. (2018). World Prehistory and Archaeology: Pathways Through Time (4th ed.). New York: Routledge.
ISBN: 9781138089464

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Required Readings listed on the course outlines are the responsibility of the student to purchase. Textbooks are available for purchase at the SFU Bookstore on the Burnaby campus or online through the Bookstore's website.

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