Jul 23, 2019  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ANTH 427 - African Prehistory (3 credits)


This course provides an introduction to the prehistory of Africa spanning the earliest emergence of humans until the period of early European contact. Among other topics, we will explore the rise and fall of some of the great African civilizations using an examination of material artifacts. This course takes a chronological approach, beginning with the archaeological evidence of our hominin ancestors, and will examine a range of case studies and archaeological examples. Topics covered may include subsistence and settlement, technology, exchange, social complexity, and culture contact.