Archaeology of North and Central America

Course Type: 
Undergraduate
Course Prefix: 
ANT
Course Number: 
340
Credits: 
3 sem. hrs.

Drawing on the fact that the ancient New World was a dazzling treasure house of non-western political thought and organizations, this course uses archaeology and ethnohistory to document and make comparative sense of the rich variety of prehistoric cultures which existed in pre-Columbian North and Central America. The following topics and examples of ancient societies are covered in the course: the peopling of the New World, the Anasazi, Teotihuacan, Toltec, Maya and Aztec. Prerequisite: ANT 210.