ANTH& 104 : World Prehistory

A survey of human prehistory from the earliest appearance of culture among hominids through the emergence of civilization as a culture type. Includes general concepts, methods of archaeological recovery and interpretation, and culture histories of specific areas and peoples. (SS)


ENGL& 101 or permission of instructor

Course Outcomes

  1. Introduce students to archaeology as a field of anthropology, to the broad outlines of human culture and cultural development, to specific cultures as revealed by archaeology
  2. The place of archaeology in the discipline of anthropology 
  3. Scientific methods for studying the past including methods for data recovery, dating techniques, and basis analytical techniques 
  4. The archeological manifestations of cultural activity- The broad outlines of human cultural development 
  5. Specific archaeological cultural manifestations