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Spring 2019
Nov 29, 2023
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ANTH 20100 - Introduction To Archaeology And World Prehistory
Credit Hours: 3.00. Introduction to the ideas and practices of archaeology that are used in the contemporary study of human prehistory. Emphasis is placed on the social and technological changes that accompanied major turning points in the human past, including the earliest stone tools, the development of farming, through the advent of writing and monumental architecture among ancient states. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture, Recitation

Offered By: College of Liberal Arts
Department: Anthropology

Course Attributes:
Lower Division, S General Education, GTC-Social-Behavioral, UC-Behavior/Social Science

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Demonstrate an understanding of basic archaeological procedures in the field and laboratory (e.g., excavation, survey, dating methods). 2. Discuss the ethical concerns of collecting, analyzing, and curating archaeological materials. 3. Identify and critically evaluate datasets appropriate for addressing questions about the ancient past. 4. Formulate an interpretive argument that bridges archaeological data and past human behavior.

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