When: Thursdays, Oct 20 – Dec 8 10:00 – noon
(No class Nov 24)
Where: The Hampton Inn
Cost: $195.00 for 7 session(s)
Type: In Person
Instructor: Matthew J. Rowe Assistant Professor of Practice in the University of Arizona, School of Anthropology has directed research projects and training programs in the field for Indiana University
Paleoindians are the first people in North America, and they entered the region at least 14,000 years ago, although some new reports may push that back to as early as 30,000 years ago. We’ll review the history of Paleoindian research in North America, to develop a foundation for understanding how the discipline has evolved with new methods and discoveries. We will then explore archaeological discoveries that address the question of when, where, and how people first migrated to North America, and examine the different Paleoindian chronologies and cultures found in the archaeological record. Regions covered will include the Northeast, Southeast, High Plains and Rocky Mountains, Southwest, the Great Basin, West Coast, and Alaska. Students will become familiar with the debates and current research concerning the first Americans and will develop an understanding of the regional variations that developed in the North American archaeological record between 14,000 to 9,000 years ago.