ANTH 2 Archaeology and Prehistory (3)
Credit, Degree Applicable
Overview of contemporary archaeological methods of survey, excavation, analysis, and interpretation. Discussion of various theoretical approaches used to explain past human behavior. Thematic discussion of the major events in prehistory from human origins to appearance of agriculture and cities.
C-ID ANTH 150
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Summarize the goals of archaeology and its subfields and specializations including cultural resource management.
- Outcome 2: Analyze the changing features of archaeology over time from earliest practitioners, through the Renaissance, the 19th century, and into the 1960s.
- Outcome 3: Evaluate major theories/explanations of culture change as used in archaeology.
- Outcome 4: Categorize the nature and types of evidence found and studied in archaeology and assess contemporary scientific methods of studying that evidence.
- Outcome 5: Compare, contrast, and evaluate the major industries of prehistory (e.g., stone, bone, cer31llic) as well as the origins of agriculture and civilization from the Lower Paleolithic through the Neolithic periods.
- Outcome 6: Synthesize the major trends and problems in New World archaeology.