ANTH 11 - Introduction to
North American Archaeology

Syllabus

Unit 1: Introduction: Fagen, 1995, Chapters 2, 3, 5
Jan. 14 Tuesday Introduction; Nature of Anthropology
16 Thursday Components of Archaeology

21 Tuesday Site Discovery, Excavation, and Interpretation
23 Thursday Dating and Reconstruction; Models of Cultural Evolution


Unit 2: Paleo-Indians: Fagen, 1995, Chapters 4, 6

28 Tuesday Paleo-Environment, Glaciers, Beringia, and Extinction; Antiquity of Population
30 Thursday Proj. Point Traditions; Important Sites; Social Organization

Feb. 4 Tuesday Exam 1 (Units 1 and 2)


Unit 3: Mesoamerica: Readings on reserve in the library

6 Thursday Archaic Cultures; Food Domestication

11 Tuesday Movies: Corn and the origins of settled life in Mesoamerica; Olmec Art of Ancient Mexico
13 Thursday Preclassic Cultures

18 Tuesday Movie: Out of the Past: 3 - Artisans and Traders: On Reserve as ANTH 11 - Video #1
20 Thursday Classic Maya; Copan

25 Tuesday Movie: Out of the Past: 8 - The Collapse: On Reserve as ANTH 11 - Video #2
27 Thursday Teotihuacan

Mar. 4 Tuesday Aztec
6 Thursday Exam 2 (Unit 3)


11 Tuesday Spring Break !
13 Thursday Spring Break !
Unit 4: Eastern North America: Fagen, 1995, Chapters 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22

18 Tuesday Archaic Period
20 Thursday Movie: Moundbuiders

25 Tuesday Development of Agriculture and Pottery
27 Thursday Class was cancelled because I was ill.

Apr. 1 Tuesday Adena and Hopewell Societies
3 Thursday Class Cancelled - I'll be at the Society for American Archaeology meetings in Nashville.

8 Tuesday Mississippian Period
10 Thursday Mississippian and Late Woodland

15 Tuesday Exam 3 (Unit 4)


Unit 5: Southwestern North America: Fagen, 1995, Chapters 13, 14, 15, 16

17 Thursday Geography; Ecology; Archaic Evolution

22 Tuesday Transition to Food Production
24 Thursday Mogollon, Hohokam, and Anasazi Cultures

29 Tuesday Anasazi of Chaco Canyon and Mesa Verde
May 1 Thursday Anasazi of Chaco Canyon

6 Tuesday Exam 4: Final Exam (Unit 5)
Section 001: 6:00 - 7:50 PM in 133 Smith Bldg.
Section 002: 8:10 - 10:00 PM in 110 Smith Bldg.


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