ANTH 240 - Introduction to Archaeology
An introduction to the discipline of archaeology. The course provides background to the development of archaeology as a science, various theoretical approaches, archaeological data and dating, and interpretation. The course also includes a survey of global prehistoric archaeological cultures. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A , READ 120 . Three hours each week. Formerly AN 110.
3 semester hours
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:
- Describe the historical and theoretical perspectives in archaeology.
- Compare different points of view concerning ethical issues in archeology and competing perspectives of different stake holders on the past.
- Explain the various aspects of the archaeological record.
- Interpret humans’ environmental and cultural adaptations.
- Assess how archaeologists design and carry out research, using specific case studies.
- Evaluate competing theories about the evolution of humans, the development of agriculture and village life, and the rise of the state.
- Summarize examples of the prehistoric cultures of foragers, agriculturalists, chiefdoms and states worldwide.
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