ANT 322K • Southwestern Archaeology
12:30 PM-2:00 PM
This course presents a survey of Southwestern Archaeology from the earliest human occupation through the early exploration by the Spanish. Most of the course will focus on the main cultural traditions in the region: Anasazi, Mogollon, and Hohokam. For these traditions, as well as for earlier cultures, variations in livelihood, architecture, community organization, material culture, mortuary practices, and relations with neighboring groups will be described. Other issues to be presented are (1) the introduction of agriculture and its effect on subsistence and settlement pattern, (2) regional interaction and trade, (3) the rise of social complexity, and (4) the native cultures in the Southwest at the time of Spanish exploration.