When: Thursdays, Jan 23 – Mar 5, 10:00am-noon
Where: The Hampton Inn
Cost: $185.00 for 7 session(s)
Instructor: Matthew J. Rowe PHD has been a lecturer at the University of Arizona School of Anthropology since fall of 2014 and is currently a curatorial assistant at the Stanley J. Olsen Zooarchaeology Laboratory.
From Hunters and Gatherers to the Atomic Age
Trace the development of human culture after their emergence from Africa and entrance to the Americas. Students of Tracking the Footsteps of Humanity will get the “rest of the story” as modern humans spread throughout the globe, commit to agriculture, and establish global civilizations. Students that have not taken Tracking the Footsteps of Humanity, will have no problem jumping into the story as people begin to settle down on a global scale. The course will introduce archaeological and anthropological methods, theory, and findings through the lens of 7 broad topics. Class meetings include lecture, discussion, and readings.
Week 1: Introduction to Archaeology
Week 2: Complex Hunters and Gatherers
Week 3: Domestication
Week 4: Origins of Complexity
Week 5: Archaeology of Food and Fermentation
Week 6: Archaeology of Warfare and Violence
Week 7: Archaeology of the Modern World