2020-2021 Catalog

NASD215 North American Archaeology

North American Archaeology: Indigenous Perspectives will introduce students to the ways archaeologists investigate the exceptional diversity of indigenous North American cultures from earliest times though European contact. Beginning with theories and debates over the arrival of humans in the New World, the class will critically examine archaeological interpretations of indigenous life in the various regions of North America and at different time periods including the Paleo-Indian, Archaic, Woodland, Mississippian, European contact. Special attention will be give to Native American points of view on archaeological inquiry, history, oral tradition, historic preservation and the importance and meaning of Native American heritage.

Credits

3

Prerequisite

none

Corequisite

none

Offered

W
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