Anthropology | Introductory World Archaeology
P250 | 26754 | 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. We will consider what varies from
epoch to epoch and place to place—and what doesn’t. Do societies
evolve? How have concepts from evolution impacted they way we view
human diversity and change?  We focus on specific problems, people,
and places—King Tut’s tomb, Stonehenge worshipers, warring Vikings,
Cahokia’s dead, human sacrifices, Mesoamerican pyramids and more. This
course is planned for non-Anthropology majors, and is meant to appeal
any student who has 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.