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Course Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ANTH 280 - Archaeology of the Southwest


This course will investigate the prehistory of native people in the American Southwest. Students will discover how, through archaeological theory and method, material culture is used to reconstruct the chronology and way of life in the ancient Southwest, from the arrival of the first humans onto the North American continent to the coming of the Spanish. The course will focus on the three major culture groups and regions of the Southwest - the Ancestral Puebloans (Anasazi), Mogollon, and Hohokam, and will explore how these ancient people managed to adapt to and flourish in some of the harshest environments in North America, and created impressive settlements with unique and complicated social dynamics.

Credits 1



Area
Social Science

Division
Social Science

Foundation
Beyond the West

Compass Attributes
Social Science