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University of North Carolina at Asheville    
 
    
 
  Oct 18, 2017
 
2017-2018 Catalog

ANTH 322 - World Archaeology and Culture (ARTH 322) (CLAS 322)

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This interdisciplinary course surveys the archeology of major world cultures from the Paleolithic to the early historic periods. The geographic areas of focus will include the Near East (Anatolia, Mesopotamia, Egypt, and the Indus Valley), Mesoamerica East Asia, Africa and South America. Topics will include the role of environmental history; the origins of agriculture, the development of urbanism and state level societies, the production and context of material culture, religion and ritual; local economic systems and modern stewardship of cultural heritage. See department chair.