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Anthropology: D2:Archaeology of the Americas

ANTH 104 OL1 (CRN: 61393)

3 Credit Hours

About ANTH 104 OL1

Archaeological overview of North and South America from the peopling of the New World to European contact in the sixteenth century. Prerequisite: Minimum Sophomore standing.



Dates: June 15 - July 10, 2020

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Section Description

The online course will introduce you to the rich and diverse archaeological past of Native Americans in North and Latin America. The brief survey begins with a general introduction to the archaeological research and its goals, and then highlights the people and places beginning with the peopling of Americas some 14,000 years ago, to the arrival of Europeans by the sixteenth century.

Section Expectation

The course seeks to: spark your interest in a fascinating, diverse, and mysterious part of the ancient world; introduce you to the field of archaeology and its big research questions; delve into the detailed “histories” of ancient landscapes in this broad region; introduce you to controversies and debates related to looting, ethics, ownership of the past, repatriation, and contemporary Native American issues. The content includes slide shows, short readings, online videos, and discussion modules.


There are no required textbooks for this course. The course grade is based on discussion board participation, quizzes, and written assignments.




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