Sep 27, 2021  
2021-2022 College Catalog 
    
2021-2022 College Catalog
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ANT 110 - Buried Cities and Lost Tribes

3 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 0 lab periods

Exploration of some of the most important events in the human past around the world. Includes an introduction to the methods of archaeology and how archaeologists learn about the past, origins and spread of modern humans, origins of domestication, and the development of social complexity in different times and places, and current issues in archaeology.

Information: Same as ARC 110 .
Gen-Ed: Meets AGEC - SBS and G; Meets CTE - SBS and G.




Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Describe key concepts and terms in archaeology.
  2. Identify characteristics of modern human foraging cultures.
  3. Identify changes in human cultures resulting from domestication.
  4. Describe characteristics of complex societies.
  5. Evaluate reports of archaeological findings in the media.

Performance Objectives:
  1. List the subfields of anthropology
  2. Define common archaeological terms, describe archaeological methods and discuss how archaeologists interpret the past.
  3. Distinguish science from pseudoscience.
  4. Describe the origins and spread of modern humans and foraging lifeways.
  5. Describe the causes of, events associated with, and consequences of domestication of plants and animals in various parts of the world.
  6. Review the development of social complexity in different parts of the world.
  7. Evaluate reports of archaeological findings in the media.

Outline:
  1. Anthropology and its Subfields
    1. Biological (Physical) Anthropology
    2. Cultural (Sociocultural) Anthropology
    3. Linguistic Anthropology
    4. Archaeology
  2. Basics of Archaeology
    1. Archaeological materials
    2. Finding and excavating archaeological sites
    3. Dating Archaeological Evidence
    4. Recognizing the Differences Between Science and Pseudoscience
  3. Modern Humans
    1. Origins of Modern Humans
    2. Spread of Modern Humans
    3. Modern Human Foragers
  4. Origins of Domestication
    1. Causes and Consequences of Domestication
    2. Case Studies Illustrating the Process of Domestication and Characteristics of Early Faming and Cultures and Sites
  5. Development of Social Complexity, Ranked Societies, and States Around the World
    1. Development of Social Complexity, Ranked Societies, and States
    2. Case Studies from Archaeological Cultures and Sites
  6. Archaeology in the Modern World
    1. Current Issues in Archaeology
    2. Archaeology and the Media


Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2019/20



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