Summer 2020 - ARCH 100 D100
Ancient Peoples and Places (3)
Class Number: 4317
Delivery Method: In Person
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.
Who built Stonehenge? Did humans interbreed with our Neanderthal cousins? Did people really hunt mammoths into extinction? What caused civilizations to rise and fall? The true story of the human past is more ancient and complex than you can imagine. This course explores the general development of human cultures from our earliest ancestors to the rise of empires, all while questioning assumptions and deconstructing myths. Emphasis is on cultures worldwide over the last ~65,000 years. Along the way, we will cover topics from the spread of humans across the globe to the domestication of plants and animals; from the first stone tools to the earliest writing, the creation of ancient monuments like the Pyramids, and the practice of ritual human sacrifice. Cultures studied include the ancient Egyptians, the civilizations of Mesopotamia, the Indus Valley, and the Inca, among others.
- Quiz 1 33%
- Quiz 2 33%
- Quiz 3 34%
Breadth: Social Sciences
Summer Intersession (May 11-June 22)
No required text. Assigned readings consist of journal articles and book chapters.
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