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Anthony Di Fiore, Chair SAC 4.102, Mailcode C3200 78712 • 512-471-4206

Summer 2003

ANT w304 • Intro to Archaeological Studies I: Prehistoric Archaeology

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
82148 MWF
11:30 AM-1:00 PM
EPS 2.136

Course Description

This course provides an introduction to archaeological methods and techniques, as well as an overview of world prehistory with a focus on: 1) the origins of humankind, 2) the relationship of neanderthals to modern humans, including cognitive transitions as indicated by rock art and other artifacts, 3) transitions from hunting and gathering to the neolithic, 4) and the origins of complex societies including the Mississippian in the United States, the Maya and other Meso-American states, Ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, and early Bronze and Iron Age Europe.


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