ANTHRARC 296 - Topics in Archaeology
Section: 101 One of Archaeology's Greatest Mysteries: The Peopling of Ice Age America
Term: SP 2010
Subject: Anthropology, Archaeological (ANTHRARC)
Department: LSA Anthropology
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May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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This course will provide an introduction to the peopling of the New World. The focus will be on North American archaeology; however, the richness of this topic demands engagement with other disciplines and archaeological sites ranging from northeast Asia to the tip of South America. Thus, we will consider archaeological, linguistic, genetic, geological, and other lines of evidence as we explore long-standing questions regarding the antiquity, Old World origins, and behaviors of Ice Age Americans. Class format includes regular lectures by the instructor illustrated with Powerpoint presentations, occasional videos, hands-on exercises, and student-led discussions. Readings will be drawn primarily from David Meltzer’s (2009) First Peoples in a New World: Colonizing Ice Age America. Written for non-archaeologists, this book provides an up-to-date, readily accessible overview of the topics covered during the course. This book will be supplemented by primary source material from a variety of disciplines. Students will be evaluated through short writing assignments, two hourly exams, and active student participation in discussion. There are no prerequisites for this course.

ANTHRARC 296 - Topics in Archaeology
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101 (LEC)
TuTh 1:00PM - 4:00PM
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ISBN: 9780520250529
First Peoples in a New World: Colonizing Ice Age America, Author: David J. Meltzer, Publisher: University of California Press 2009
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