AN 265 Archaeology of the Ancient Americas 4 cr.  (4-0-0)

Students receive a comprehensive introduction and overview of the archaeology of the ancient peoples of the North American and South American continents, with additional attention given to the Great Lakes region. Using the archaeological record students explore over 15,000 years of human history – from Ice Age hunters to farmers of Mesoamerica. Students learn about ancient technological advancements, plant domestication, monumental earthworks and architecture, ancient lifeways, settlement systems, subsistence methods, increasing social complexity, and mortuary/ceremonial practices.