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 0200PM-0300PM
RISTVET, LAUREN
MEYERSON HALL B3
Section 201 - REC
W 0300PM-0400PM
MAGNANI, MATTHEW
SCHRODER, WHITTAKER
UNIVERSITY MUSEUM 345
Section 202 - REC
CANCELED
RISTVET, LAUREN
Section 203 - REC
R 1230PM-0130PM
MAGNANI, MATTHEW
SCHRODER, WHITTAKER
UNIVERSITY MUSEUM 345
Section 204 - REC
M 0100PM-0200PM
MAGNANI, MATTHEW
SCHRODER, WHITTAKER
UNIVERSITY MUSEUM 329