Fall 2020 - ARCH 100 D200

Ancient Peoples and Places (3)

Class Number: 4663

Delivery Method: Distance Education


  • Course Times + Location:


  • Instructor:

    Ross Jamieson
    1 778 782-3087
    Office: EDB 9623
    Office Hours: email or Canvas message any time



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.


This is a REMOTE LEARNING course.  Course materials will be delivered online using the SFU Canvas system.  Students are required to have access to a computer off-campus, with internet access.  The course is asynchronous (no virtual meeting times are required of students) and there is no requirement to visit campus at any time.  All course requirements can be fulfilled from a remote location.  Weekly, short, multiple-choice quizzes on assigned materials will be given through Canvas.


  • Quick multiple-choice quizzes weekly 20%
  • Written assignments, 10% each, x 5 50%
  • Three larger quizzes, written responses to set of questions, 10% each 30%


Students will need access to a digital camera for some assignments.

All assignments for this course must be submitted to http://turnitin.com; this is a course requirement. Be aware that if you are uncomfortable revealing your identity to the Turnitin software it is possible to register at Turnitin under a pseudonym for the purposes of this course.  Detailed instructions will appear on the course Canvas site.



McCorriston and Field (2019) World Prehistory and the Anthropocene: An Introduction to Human History.  1st ed., Thames and Hudson.
ISBN: 9780500843185

Department Undergraduate Notes:

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need classroom or exam accommodations are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Students with Disabilities (1250 Maggie Benston Centre) as soon as possible to ensure that they are eligible and that approved accommodations and services are implemented in a timely fashion.

Deferred grades will be given only on the basis of authenticated medical disability.

Registrar Notes:


SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html


Teaching at SFU in fall 2020 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).