About ANTH 1800 A

Examination of the origins and development of culture from the earliest human fossils through the appearance of civilization; the nature of archaeological data and interpretations.


Open to degree and PACE students

Section Description

This course provides an introduction to archaeology as a sub-field within the broader discipline of anthropology. The first portion of the course covers the history of the discipline, the formation of the archaeological record, and the methods employed by archaeologists in the field and laboratory. Building on this background, the course explores the archaeological investigation of human history, from the origin of our species through major cultural developments that predate the advent of writing and “history.” Particular emphasis is placed on the archaeological investigation of human adaptations to the natural environment, significant episodes of human migration and colonization, and major processes such as the development of agriculture and emergence of inequality. Throughout the course, students will confront issues surrounding human cultural diversity, sustainability, and ethical practice in archaeological science and heritage management.


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