[ANTH 110] Archaeology: Lessons from the Past

All human societies face challenges, including those relating to power, identity, conflict, health, sustainability, and climate change. Using scientific and humanistic methods and theories, archaeology provides unique lessons for addressing such issues in the present and the future. In this course, we begin with an introduction to basic archaeological methods and theories, as well as the major trends of prehistory. Throughout the remainder of the class, we analyze case studies to better understand how societies succeed or fail when faced with specific challenges within different social, political, and environmental contexts.

Course Title

Archaeology: Lessons from the Past

Course Code

ANTH 110



Fulfills Requirements



Prerequisite: preference given to first-year and sophomore students.


Offered each semester.
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