2016-2017 Academic Catalog 
    
    Dec 13, 2019  
2016-2017 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

ADAH 235 - Introduction to World Archaeology


Credits: Three (3)
This course surveys some of the most famous archaeological sites and discoveries from the Near East, Europe, Africa, and the Americas. The sites, finds and civilizations examined provide an overview of archaeological investigations from across the globe, including the discovery of King Tut’s tomb, paleo-human remains from Olduvai Gorge, the mound builders of Cahokia, the Inca, Aztec, and Maya civilizations, and excavations at Stonehenge, Uruk, and elsewhere. The course also provides a basic introduction to the methods and principles of archaeological investigation. Students will apply these principles while participating in their own simulated excavation. Lectures and hands-on exploration of archaeological materials and techniques provide unique opportunities to understand the methods and the results of archaeological investigation.
Note: This course is designed for students with no previous background in archeology or art history but who have always have had an interest in archaeological discoveries and the past.