ANT 324L • Plains Archaeology: Prehistory/History
9:00 AM-10:00 AM
Life on the Plains has never been easy. The ecological characteristics of the Plains enabled varied human populations to adapt and change in response to environmental and historical circumstances. This course explores the evidence of human activities on the central and southern plains from prehistoric to historical times (ca. 11.000 BP to ca. AD 1850). We will review, critically, the principal environmental concepts used to define the plains, discuss the impact of specific resources such as the bison, and examine a number of archaeological sites as well as some relevant historical records.