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Seminar in Economic Prehistory ECON 452W (3)

Topics will vary but may include the biological evolution of economic preferences, economic behavior in hunting and gathering societies, the transition from foraging to agriculture, the emergence of inequality, hierarchy, warfare, cities, and the state, and mechanisms of social collapse. Prerequisite: ECON 302 with a minimum grade of C-. Students with credit for ECON 482 in the Summer of 2004, or ECON 452 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.