Archaeology of North and Central America

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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.