ANTHRARC 482 - Topics in Anthropological Archaeology
Section: 001 Hunter-Gatherers
Term: FA 2007
Subject: Anthropology, Archaeological (ANTHRARC)
Department: LSA Anthropology
Advisory Prerequisites:
Junior standing.
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Undergrad and Grad
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Humans have been hunter-gatherers (or foragers) for most of their existence, and many parts of the world were still peopled by hunters and gatherers at the time of European contact. Though most foraging societies are now gone, there is a large and fascinating body of ethnohistory and ethnography documenting the foraging way of life, providing the foundation for much of our thinking about how humans lived and changed over the vast time-span of the Pleistocene. This course will focus on simple, band-level, hunter-gatherers, reviewing such issues as forager diet and subsistence, mobility, kinship and social organization, demography, health and reproduction, interaction and exchange, and religion. In presenting these topics, lectures and discussion will consider both the “living” or ethnographic context, and the use of such information to develop models and testable hypotheses for exploring forager behavior in the past. The course will be organized as a mixture of lectures and discussions. Grading will be based on participation in discussions and on a final research paper to be prepared by each student. Most of the readings will be provided to participants in the form of pdf files, although some may be set up as a modest course pack. No textbook purchase is required.

ANTHRARC 482 - Topics in Anthropological Archaeology
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001 (LEC)
W 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: (Meets with Anthrarc 683.001)
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