Monumental Cultures of Pre-Columbian North America|
Spring 2015 not offered
ARCP 364, AMST 319|
A number of pre-Columbian Native American cultures in North America are known for their monumental constructions, including the Poverty Point site and culture in what is now Louisiana, Hopewellian earthworks in Ohio, the Mississippian city of Cahokia in Illinois, and the Chacoan Great Houses in New Mexico. The course will explore the history, means of subsistence, technology, social organization, and ritual practices of these societies, as well as the nature, construction, and meaning of the monuments and their surrounding landscapes.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(ARCP-MN)(ARCP)
Pauketat, CAHOKIA: ANCIENT AMERICA'S GREAT CITY ON THE MISSISSIPPI
Van Dyke, THE CHACO EXPERIENCE: LANDSCAPE AND IDEOLOGY AT THE CENTER PLACE
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Grade will be based on participation in class discussion, mid-term essay, and a final research paper and presentation.
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