Jan 31, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

ANTH 303. Andean Archaeology


Credits 3.00 PeopleSoft Course ID 014418 (A)

This course provides an overview of Andean archaeology. The time period ranges from the arrival of the first settlers of the Andes to the mighty Inkas. The Andes contain the highest and densest variety of microclimates in the world, ranging from scorching deserts to humid rainforests. A land of contrasts and extremes, it is also the setting for diverse peoples who eked out a living from the land, developed unique political systems and passed down rich symbolic knowledge from one generation to another. The main purpose of the course is to understand these peoples: how they interacted with one another, how they interacted with their environment and how they made society.