Anthropology | Introductory World Archaeology
P250 | 25829 | Alt


This class throws you into a world of archaeological discovery in the
Americas, Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Near East. We touch on
archaeology’s basic philosophy, methods, and theories as we review the
last 10,000 years of human history, looking for what varies from epoch
to epoch and place to place—and what doesn’t. We focus on specific
problems, people, and places—King Tut’s tomb, Stonehenge worshipers,
warring Vikings, Cahokia’s dead, human sacrifices, and slaves. The
course is planned for non-Anthropology majors, and is meant to appeal
to students who have always had an interest in archaeology but who may
or may not know much about the deep past. You’ll see that
archaeological finds from around the world help us understand all of
human history.