ANTH 107 Great Discoveries in World Archaeology • 5 Cr.
Exploration of some of the most well-known archaeological discoveries from the distant and recent past (such as Olduvai Gorge, Ice Age Caves, Jericho, Egyptian pyramids, Harappa, Stonehenge, Xianyang, Teotihuacan, Cahokia, Mesa Verde, Great Zimbabwe, Chichén Itzá, Machu Picchu, Ozette, etc). Offers global coverage and scientific interpretation incorporating a large visual component.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
Develop an appreciation of the course of human prehistory within its environmental settings Scrutinize well-known archaeological case studies to explain how archaeological data are obtained, recorded, and analyzed to solve research problems provoked by the studies Process theories of cultural evolution and major transformative processes experienced by the human species in differing environmental contexts Increase awareness of cultural and ecological diversity through the study of remains of various ancient cultures Increase awareness of legal responsibilities facing world citizens and their collective past Critically evaluate current findings within an archaeological/ecological framework