2020-2021 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
    Oct 28, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ANTH 218 - Introduction to the Archaeology of the Great Basin and the Southwest


Credits: 3
Description
An archaeological perspective on the lifeways of the Great Basin and Southwest American Indian communities over the past 13,000 years.

Student Learning Outcomes
  1. Describe the environmental and natural history of the Colorado Plateau and the Great Basin, Mojave, and Sonoran deserts.
  2. Identify the mobile foragers of the Basin and Plateau, especially Paleo-Indian and Desert Archaic peoples.
  3. Explain interrelationships between major archaeological cultures, including religious movements, trade, and transmission of cultural traits.
  4. Categorize example sites of the major farming cultures of the Basin and Plateau, including the Fremont, Ancestral Puebloan, Mogollon, Patayan, Sinagua, and Hohokam cultures.
  5. Compare and contrast late prehistoric and historic American Indian cultures of the Basin and Plateau, including the Numic cultures, Navajo, Apache, and historic Puebloans.
  6. Identify the major archaeological components of European settlement, including transportation, mining, and military activities.

Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None
Graded: Letter Grade



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