Anthropology | Early Prehistory of Africa
P314 | 24948 | Pickering


This course is designed as a survey of African prehistory from the
earliest known hominids until the Middle Stone Age.

Course Requirements: Sections of Klein (1999) will be assigned for
some meetings.  These assignments will be indicated next to the date
and lecture topic for which they are required.  It is expected that
you will complete these readings in preparation for the indicated
class meeting. In some cases, it is especially important that you
complete the required readings, as they will not be discussed
specifically during our class meetings.  However, it is expected that
you know this information as a background to various lectures and
discussions.  In addition, this material is considered "fair game" for
exam questions.  Thus, it is strongly recommended that you obtain the
required texts and keep up-to-date on the required readings.

Methods of Evaluation: Grades will be based on three exams-two
midterms (each worth 25 % of your final grade) and a final (50 % of
your final grade).

The final exam is cumulative.

Make-up exams will not be given, except in extreme cases, such as
death in the family or serious illness on part of the student (proper
documentation of such situations-such as a doctor's excuse-will be
required from the student).