Montgomery College 2018-2019 Catalog 
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Montgomery College 2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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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

Course Outcomes:
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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