ANTHRARC 581 - Archaeology I
Section: 001
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Anthropology, Archaeological (ANTHRARC)
Department: LSA Anthropology
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Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing only.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course covers the antiquity and diversity of hunting and gathering, humankind’s oldest and most long-lasting way of life. After a preliminary look at great ape social behavior, we examine our human ancestors’ first exodus from Africa (1.8 million years ago). We look in more detail at the second exodus (100,000 to 60,000 years ago) and the spread of “archaic modern” humans. Topics include functional, regional, and ethnic diversity, as well as the adaptation of foraging peoples to the Near East, the Nile Valley, Europe, Australia, the Arctic, and the New World. We continue on to ethnographically documented foragers, the evolution of rank and warfare in certain foraging societies, and the adoption of agriculture at the end of the Ice Age.

ANTHRARC 581 - Archaeology I
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001 (LEC)
F 10:00AM - 1:00PM
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