P314 Earlier Prehistory of Africa

Fall 2000 Syllabus

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Professor Jeanne Sept
 (812) 855-5395 ; email: SEPT  
 Office Hours Student Bldg 038

TH 1:00-3:00, or by appt.

   Lectures: Student Bldg 150

TuTh 11:15-12:30

COURSE TOPICS

Over 2.5 million years ago in Africa proto-humans discovered how to fracture stone and create sharp-edged tools. With this initial technological discovery, a trail of our ancestors' litter and refuse began to accumulate on the ancient landscape. Archaeologists have been able to study these stone tools and other traces of past human behavior as clues to the ways of life that have characterised human ancestors at different stages in the past. AFRICA is the only continent where we can study a complete record of Stone Age materials from the very beginnings of stone technology.

This course is called the "Earlier" Prehistory of Africa because it focuses on human origins and evolution in Africa during the STONE AGE. We will explore:

HUMAN ORIGINS ARCHAEOLOGY

ACHEULIAN ADAPTATIONS

TRANSITIONS TO MODERN HUMANS

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