ANTH 321 :: World Archeology
Spring 2014 @UH West Oahu

CRN: 69158
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor: W. Belcher
belcher@hawaii.edu
Instructional Mode: Online
Dates: 01/13/2014 - 05/09/2014
Course Requirements: This is an internet class with mandatory chat times on Tuesdays, 7:00pm-8:15pm.
Course Prerequisites: Pre: ENG 100.
Course Description: This course examines the origins of agriculture and domestication of animals, the origins of urbanism, and the rise of civilizations throughout the world. It begins with discussions of general principles and theories in archaeology; site dating; excavation and survey; artifact analysis; faunal analysis; and paleobotany. These are used to examine agriculture and animal husbandry in the Upper Paleolithic, beginning ca. 25,000 years ago, in the ancient Middle East, Asia, and North and South America. Theories about origins of urbanism and the rise of civilizations are also considered, with case studies drawn from the prime areas of Southwest Asia, East Asia, South Asia, Egypt, Mesoamerica, South America and, possibly, prehistoric North America. The course will also feature a “virtual dig” of a Paleolithic site. (DH)
Textbooks: Books may be purchased at the West Oahu bookstore or ordered online at http://www.bookstore.hawaii.edu/westoahu.
Technical Requirements: Access the class through https://laulima.hawaii.edu. Use your UH username and password to login. Computer requirements for online courses and Laulima tutorials are available at http://www.uhwo.hawaii.edu/academics/distance-learning/online-student-tutorials/
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