ANTHRARC 683 - Topics in Archaeology
Section: 002 Human Ecology and Prehistory
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Anthropology, Archaeological (ANTHRARC)
Department: LSA Anthropology
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing only.
May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Humans face essentially the same adaptive challenges as all organisms, yet we are unique for having successfully adapted to virtually every terrestrial environment on the planet. Comparative ecological studies of human behavioral and cultural variation—past and present—are key to understanding how interactions with environments shape(d) the economic, social, and cultural lives of hunter-gatherers, pastoralists, and agriculturalists. Importantly, this approach also highlights aspects of behavior and culture that can’t be explained by ecology. This course introduces fundamental principles of human ecology and a variety of models (HBE and cultural transmission), and surveys a range of prehistoric and ethnographic situations to explore both human adaptive capacities and non-adaptive elements of culture.

ANTHRARC 683 - Topics in Archaeology
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
F 1:00PM - 4:00PM
002 (SEM)
Tu 1:00PM - 4:00PM
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