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ANTH 240 AX   World Archaeology Back to Results  


InstructorDanti, Michael D.
MeetsTR955-1110, LAWREN 118
DistributionSocial Relations,Inst.& Agents
Core AreaNone

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From Neolithic settlements to the great cities of the ancient world, such as Uruk, Mohenjo Daro, Pompeii, Copan, and Teotihuacan, and encompassing Native American remains in our local central New York environment, this interdisciplinary, team-taught course offers a global study of archaeology and focuses on the role of material culture in shaping human identity. The course entertains questions such as, how did the world's first great cities come to be? Where did writing come from? Why did ancient people all over the world revere their dead? What ends did human sacrifice serve? What are the lessons of archaeology regarding the human transformation of the environment? Perspectives on these issues are offered by faculty who specialize in a wide range of facets of the study of archaeology in different cultures of the world.