Prehistory of North America|
Spring 2011 not offered
At or before the end of the Pleistocene, people living in Siberia or along the Pacific Coast of Asia traveled east and found an uninhabited hemisphere of arctic, temperate, and tropical climates. Over the next 12,000+ years, populations diversified into, and thrived in, a range of environments--the last great experiment in human adaptation. This course will follow that process as it unfolded across the continent of North America, starting with the early Paleoindians and culminating with the arrival of Europeans. Particular emphasis will be on the nature and timing of the colonization(s) of North America, the impact of environmental diversity across the continent, and the rise of complex societies.
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||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ANTH)(ARCP-MN)(ARCP)(ENVS-MN)(ENVS)(SISP-Anth Conc)
Fagan, ANCIENT NORTH AMERICA (4th ed)
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Three essays, one final essay.
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