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East Asian Archaeology
ARCP 291
Fall 2021
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: ANTH 291, CEAS 291, ENVS 291

This course will introduce students to remarkable archaeological discoveries from East Asia, focusing on the archaeology of ancient China, but also including finds from Japan, Korea, and Mongolia. Beginning with "Peking Man" and Asia's earliest hominin inhabitants, we will explore the lives of Paleolithic hunter gatherers, the origins of domestic rice and pigs, the emergence of early villages and cities, the origins of writing, ancient ritual systems, long-distance interactions through land and maritime Silk Roads, and the archaeology of Chinese diaspora populations living in the 19th Century United States. We will also consider the current state of archaeological research in East Asia, focusing on site preservation, cultural heritage management, and the political roles of archaeology.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS ARCP
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ANTH)(ARCP-MN)(ARCP)(CEAS-MN)(CEAS)(ENVS-MN)(ENVS)(IDEA-MN)(IDEA)
Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%

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