Fall 2021 - ARCH 252 D200
Ancient Egypt and Africa (3)
Class Number: 8022
Delivery Method: In Person
Exploration of the major cultural developments in Africa from the origin of humankind to the rise of several ancient civilizations, with special emphasis on ancient Egypt. Students are exposed to various approaches taken by palaeoanthropologists, prehistoric archaeologists, historians and Egyptologists. Students with credit for ARCH 200 under this title may not take this course for further credit. Breadth-Humanities/Social Sciences.
Africa is home to many formative developments of humanity yet ironically, it has been marginalized and considered a backwater of cultural development. This course presents a critical overview of major cultural developments in Africa from the origin of humans to the rise of ancient civilisations, with emphasis on ancient Egypt. Students are exposed to various approaches taken by palaeoanthropologists, prehistoric archaeologists, historians and Egyptologists in the study of Africa.
- Critical Writing Assignment (2000 words) 30%
- Mid-Term Exam 35%
- Final Take-Home Exam 35%
Bard, K.A. 2015. An Introduction to the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt. 2nd Edition. Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
*Available online via SFU Library
Phillipson, D.W. 2005. African Archaeology. 3rd Edition. Cambridge University Press.
*Available online via SFU Library
Ikram, S. 2010. Ancient Egypt: An Introduction. Cambridge University Press.
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