ANTH005 - GREAT TRANSFORMATIONS

This course explores the history and archaeology of the last 20,000 years from the development of agriculture to the industrial revolution. Why did people across the world abandon foraging for farming? How and why did cities and states develop? Why did societies succeed or fail? How have humans transformed themselves and the natural world, including the landscape and the climate? We will explore the methods that archaeologists use to consider these questions and analyze evidence for social and economic change from the Middle East, the Americas, Asia, Africa, Australia and Europe. In addition, students will have a chance to conduct hands-on exercises with artifacts from the Penn Museum and an opportunity to do some experimental archaeology during recitations.
History & Tradition Sector (all classes)
Section 001 - LEC
MW 0100PM-0200PM
RISTVET, LAUREN M.
UNIVERSITY MUSEUM B17
Section 201 - REC
W 0300PM-0400PM
FISHMAN, SUSANNAH G
UNIVERSITY MUSEUM 329
Section 202 - REC
R 0130PM-0230PM
HARDY, THOMAS J
UNIVERSITY MUSEUM 328
Section 203 - REC
R 1230PM-0130PM
HARDY, THOMAS J
UNIVERSITY MUSEUM 328
Section 204 - REC
M 1100AM-1200PM
FISHMAN, SUSANNAH G
UNIVERSITY MUSEUM 329